Antique Nine Patch with Sashiko Quilt
Antique Nine Patch Blocks are lovely, I think. A very lovely design which will stand the test of time.
I decided to make a baby quilt for a new baby girl. I have to say that I love the simplicity of antique nine patch quilts and that was my major inspiration to make this style of quilt. Of course I wanted it to be scrappy with lots of block variation.
Nine Patch set on point look terrific because the quilt appears so balanced. So that’s what I decided to do. Every Nine Patch block is a unique combination of fabrics, with two fabrics in each block.
It’s great for using up some scraps. They can easily be cut from leftovers in your stash. I used lots of florals, however, I think it would look great in plaids too! A light pink puppy novelty print is used for the background squares. I used all the same fabrics from the nine patches to make a complementary scrappy border, these are also made from 2 1/2″ x 2 1/2″ squares.
For something different, I machine quilted it in Sashiko style around the blocks which gives it the ruffled look between each block to make it just a little bit different! I don’t like baby quilts too heavily quilted as they become stiffer. This quilt is lovely and soft and very drapable. I called this quilt “Puppies in the Garden”, because the pale pink background fabric has puppies in it. This quilt is now residing somewhere in Switzerland.