I have been working on more baby quilts over the last 2 months for 3 little boys due later this year. A young couple in our church is expecting their first child in August. Dad is a high school basketball coach so I immediately thought of a sports themed quilt. I knew I had some fabric left over from my great-nephew's eye spy quilt, so once again I went digging in the stash. I decided to use the Disappearing 9 patch pattern. There are many tutorials online for this quick and easy quilt. I use this one: Tutorial
If you have a charm pack or, as is my case, a boatload of 5" charms, this quilt will go even faster!
First I pulled the sports fabric:
After cutting a portion of it into 5" charms, I dug through my boxes of charms and pulled out ones that coordinated:
Take 9 charms and create a nine patch.. I placed the sports fabric in the same place in each nine patch, but was random with the other fabrics:
I made seven large 9 patches:
Then sliced them up!
To create these blocks:
Played with the layout:
Sewed into a top:
Added borders and voila! Top done:
This quilt top was mostly made from stash fabrics. I didn't have anything on hand I liked for the borders, other than the white with black geometric print (and what you see in the quilt is ALL of it!), so a run to the store was made and 2 vibrant Kona Cottons were purchased.... papaya and royal. Bright and fun!