Modified Nine Patch Wall Quilt

Monday, January 31, 2022

Happy Monday! Today I have a finished quilt to share!

The pattern for this quilt can be found in the Spring 2022 issue of Quilts & More Magazine, which is on newsstands now! It's also available to order a paper copy from the APQ Shop here: Quilts & More Spring 2022. You can also order a digital issue here: Digital Copy Quilts & More Spring 2022.

in progress
I made this quilt this past Fall, and it was a part of the Scrap Lab section. So I was sent a bundle of fabrics to use to make a project! I decided to make a wall quilt. All the fabrics in this quilt (with the exception of the backing), were made from the provided bundle. If you're interested, you can find the exact bundle from The Fabric Chic, here: Scrap Lab 2022 Kit - Quilts & More.

I pretty quickly decided on featuring the main floral print by Anna Maria Horner in each block. Sometimes I struggle when deciding how to design a quilt that doesn't have a background fabric. It was a fun challenge to combine all these strong colors without the benefit of a background fabric to ground everything. On the other hand, I think it keeps it really interesting! I find it's really good to stretch myself with projects like this every so often. Taking away control of the materials and having to create something that has a function and is beautiful! It would be a fun thing to do with a friend. Pick out fabrics for each other and challenge the other person to make something. Just a thought!

full quilt
Photo used with permission from Quilts & More magazine. ©2022 Meredith Operations Corporation. All rights reserved.

In the end, I figured you can never go wrong with a nine patch block! I took inspiration from my Vintage Nine Patch Quilt Pattern and modified the proportions. Each block has four fabrics, so that it isn't completely scrappy. Although that could be a fun look too! The finished size is approx 34"x51".

I actually free motion quilted this quilt! Something I haven't done in a while. It just felt like the right fit. I also used an orange colored thead that I had in my stash, which happened to be a perfect match. I so often just pick white or off white for quilting, so it felt good to use something colorful for a change. Just my simple doodle-loops for the quilting design.

It's bound up in leftover fabrics from the top. For the backing I used some essex yarn dyed linen in black. I'm constantly sneaking this fabric into projects. When we first moved to our house, I thought I would make custom curtains for all the windows, so I ordered a couple bolts of this fabric. I quickly realized how labor intensive that would be and found something ready-made that was very similar in color. So I've been slowly chipping away at my bolts over the years!

scrap lab
Photo used with permission from Quilts & More magazine. ©2022 Meredith Operations Corporation. All rights reserved.

Here are the two other projects made from the same bundle! The other two designers are Amanda Niederhauser of Jedi Craft Girl and Kristyne Czepurykof Pretty by Hand.

Happy Quilting!


  1. Hi thanks for posting and sharing...the quilt came out great!

  2. Love the bold colors and prints, used in a controlled way. Also love that you have two bolts of Essex in the house!


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