Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt Pattern

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt by jenib320
Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I am SO excited to finally share the Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt with you all! This quilt has been on my mind for a long time.  Back in 2010, we pulled some vintage quilts out to take some photographs and one of them was this blue nine-patch quilt. We know someone in our family made it, and are pretty sure that it was my Great-Great-Grandmother on my Mom's side.  I don't know if it's the scale of the pattern, or the fabrics, or simply that it's vintage, and someone in my family made this quilt, but I love it.

Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt
Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
Unfortunately the original is in pretty poor condition.  There are oil stains, rips, places where the binding is gone, and gray paint on it.  It's very fragile and not exactly in useable condition.  I decided the best way to preserve it was the remake it, so the Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt was born!

Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt
Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
For a quilt this special, I knew I needed to use special fabrics. I've been saving a fat quarter bundle of It's a Hoot by Momo for a while, and it felt like the perfect fit for this project. I sashed the blocks in Kona Aqua, to keep the look of the overall quilt true to the original.  It's a healthy throw size at 61.5"x76.5".


I decided to create a pattern to go along with this quilt, so you can make one too if you'd like! It's a 5-page PDF pattern with instructions for making the quilt with 20 or 40 fat quarters, and from scraps! Also includes license to sell quilts made from the pattern on a small-scale basis!

You can find it here! Thanks for your support!

Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt by jenib320
Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I love the way these sister quilts look together! The original is safely tucked away most of the time, so it was fun to pull it out for some photos!

Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt by jenib320
Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I backed mine in a vintage sheet I'd been saving. The bright colors and fun plaid pattern were a great match for It's a Hoot!

Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt by jenib320
Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
I quilted it with simple diagonal lines across each block, quick and easy! It's bound up in scraps!

Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt by jenib320
Vintage Nine-Patch Quilt, a photo by jenib320 on Flickr.
It's been hard keeping this quilt under wraps while I was working on the pattern! It was a really special project for me, and I look forward to making more quilts with this pattern. My scrap bin could definitely use a project (or two!) like this!

Happy Quilting!

47 comments :

Unknown said...

It is so pretty! I love your choice on the new fabrics, but as you say it stays true to the original! It looks so fresh!

Colleen said...

Beautiful quilt Jeni. It looks great with the vintage one.

Melissa said...

It is beautiful! Congratulations on recreating such a special family heirloom!

Terri said...

So pretty jeni. I love the bright colors to. Thank you for sharing

Gina said...

So Adorable, Jeni! Great fabric choice!

Samantha said...

How fun to recreate a treasure :-)

aneela said...

Fantastic!! I love the fact that you based it on a vintage family treasure :)

Unknown said...

I love this quilt so much, Jeni! I can't wait to make one of my own. I think it will be a scrappy masterpiece.

Unknown said...

I love this quilt so much, Jeni! I can't wait to make one of my own. I think it will be a scrappy masterpiece.

Julierose said...

That antique quilt was surely loved; great pattern for scrap-busting!! Julierose

www.randomthoughtsdoordi.com said...

Jeni, this is a special quilt and has a great story behind it.

Elsa said...

Really lovely quilt ~ and wonderful that you had something so lovely as the blue quilt for inspiration!

Allie E. said...

Simply Superb! Your Great-Great Grandmother would be so proud of you! Bravo, Jeni!

Gina said...

The sister quilts do look great together; how lucky to have such a great inspiration piece! They make me want to make a quilt with a colored background.

Sew Much Ado said...

It even makes me sentimental to see the two quilts together, so I can imagine how you feel, hehe! I love the aqua sashing, and the whole quilt is beautiful!

Kar said...

Gorgeous! Love "It's a Hoot". I used it to make a quilt for my youngest. Thanks for writing up a pattern for this wonderful quilt. :)

Megan said...

What a special tribute to your ancestry! Quilting runs deep in your veins! I love that you chose It's a Hoot, it's one of my favorite lines too :)

Anna said...

i just love this jeni, and that it has special meaning is even better!!! beautiful job. :)

Fran said...

I just this week finished my standard 9 patch (only took a couple of years ;-) and here's another challenge... Love the vintage look.

Andria said...

Looks amazing Jeni!

Gabriella said...

Great Jeni!!!!
I love your remake Quilt and the original too!!!!
I had to have your pattern ... absolutely ... this pattern is in my hand for years ... finally I'll make my Nine-Patch with your pattern ... you motivate me a lot ^__^
I have a stack of 30's fabrics in FQ's ... it will be great!!!!
Thanks Jeni ^__*

Michele said...

It turned out really cute! Love the original inspiration quilt too.

holly | bijou lovely said...

Love this Jeni! It's a fresh, new take on a beauitful old quilt. Great job!

sonia said...

How lucky you must feel to own a vinatge quilt made in your family! I love the homage you paid to it by creating a new one. It's a wonderful idea and the result is amazing. Congrats!

Kaye Prince said...

Ohhhh, so pretty Jeni! And I absolutely adore the fabrics you chose - you rock darling!

Lucy | Charm About You said...

Two gorgeous quilts!! Such a great idea to recreate it and love your colourful version :)

Jo Ann said...

I love both your quilts! I am working my way through my great grandmother's scrap bin!

Cherie said...

They are both gorgeous! Love the oclour choices for each! =D

Angela said...

Both quilts are gorgeous. I bet they both feel scrumptious, too...especially the vintage one!
Angela

Anonymous said...

Jeni,your quilt is just stunning! I keep going back and looking at it. The aqua is just perfect. I'm going to check my Momo stash to see what I can come up with. Thanks for the inspiration!!!

Hallie
hallie.clougherty@heartcaremw.com

Anonymous said...

I have been waiting for this...as you got me interested when you started cutting the "it's a Hoot" fabric. Looks so nice. Enjoy!

Unknown said...

Love them both!! I abosolutely love your blog - I found a love for vintage sheets I never knew existed before I stumbled upon 'In Color Order'. :) I thoroughly enjoy all of your posts, pictures, and projects. Thanks for sharing!

Jennie

Danny Heyen said...

It turned out excellent! Great job, Jeni!

Rachael said...

What a gorgeous new quilt you designed and I love the richness in the colours. Here's hoping this one lasts as long as it's older sister!

Katie B said...

Beautiful quilt! I love that you recreated your great-great grandmother's quilt.

Dani said...

Great pattern Jeni! Very pretty but not too fussy :)

Swedish Scrapper said...

Wow! Lovely idea and fabulous interpretation! So cool you made us a patter to follow along too :^D

Eva said...

Such beautiful quilts and such a great pattern! This one definitely is on my list now! :-)

Lori said...

very pretty. love the bright color combo

Jen said...

I love seeing the new quilt finished and in its entirety! It's gorgeous!! I'm not usually drawn to vintage sheets, but this one you chose for your backing is stunning and a perfect choice!! What an incredibly special way to honor and remember such a wonderful family heirloom. Your great-great-grandmother's quilt is beautiful, truly a treasure!

dream quilt create said...

You did a fantastic job! Your modern quilt looks just like the vintage one, except young :)

Jacey said...
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Jacey said...

Ha! Sorry, I added a comment that was supposed to go into a chat box. :)

I love the quilt that your new pattern was inspired by, and I love you version, too! That sheet you used for backing is perfect, too! I think my scrap bin could use one of these, too!

Anonymous said...

What a beautiful quilt! I have a question about the quilting. Whenever I try to quilt intersecting lines I tend to get bunching where the lines cross. I pin my quilt on a flat table surface and use a walking foot. But still seem to get bunching. Any suggestions? Thanks.

Steffany
Smkerkstra@hotmail.com

andasbackpack said...

Love these quilts!!! I wanted to do something similar with an old quilt I discovered. But it's a grandmother's garden pattern and the prospect of basically HANDMAKING a quilt that big is daunting to me. I love the sheet you backed it in too - we used to have those sheets but in a blue/green color (I think) when I was a kid. Great job; so inspiring.

randi--i have to say said...

I just love that you remade this wonderful quilt. What a great tribute! And the colors you chose...as always--perfect!

K. said...

Delicious looking quilts :) Is delicious an appropriate word here? Anyways, I love them, both the old and the new! What wonderful keepsakes!!