Antique Nine Patch with Sashiko Quilt

Antique Nine Patch Blocks are lovely, I think.

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.

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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.   I used a  light pink puppy novelty print for the background.

For the border I used all the fabrics from the nine patches to make a complementary scrappy border.  image

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.

imageI called this quilt “Puppies in the Garden”.

This quilt is now residing in Switzerland.

 

 

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Antique Nine Patch with Sashiko Puppies in the Garden by Susan Stuklis

 

 

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