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Introduction to the Framed Nine Patch Baby Quilt Pattern
Baby Quilt Pattern

Framed Nine Patch Baby Quilt

Janet Wickell

Framed Nine Patch Baby Quilt Pattern

Beginning quilters will find that taking a few preparatory steps makes the Framed Nine Patch baby quilt very easy to assemble:

The only triangles you'll need to deal with are in the tips of the Snowball quilt blocks, and they're quick pieced using a method that lets you avoid handling stretchy bias edges.

Finished block size: 7-1/2" x 7-1/2"

Finished quilt size: 45-1/2" x 60-1/2" (suitable for a toddler or older child, or a quilt that the baby can grow into)

Fabrics & Cutting

Do not pre-cut all fabric for any quilt pattern until you've made a test block or two. Everyone makes mistakes -- me, you, everyone. After making a test block, I often cut only a portion of the strips and other components that are required, just to make sure I don't get off track during the cutting process.

Replace suggested colors with fabrics that match your theme. Fabric estimates are generous.

Dark Blue: 1-1/2 yards
For squares in Framed Nine Patch blocks and for outer border

  • (4) 2" wide strips cut from selvage to selvage
  • (4) 2" x 31" strips
  • (1) 2" x 37" strip
Green: 1/2 yard
For squares in Framed Nine Patch blocks and for Snowball tips

  • (1) 2" wide strip cut from selvage to selvage
  • (2) 2" x 37" strips
  • (3) 2" wide strips cut from selvage to selvage; (1) 2" x 19" strip -- cut (72) 2" squares from the strips
Plaid: 3/4 yard
For bars in Framed Nine Patch blocks

  • (1) 5" wide strip cut from selvage to selvage and (1) 5" x 31" strip -- cut 2" segments from strips to make (36) 2" x 5" bars
  • (1) 5" wide strip cut selvage to selvage
  • (1) 5" x 31" strip

"Airy" Blue/white/green stripe: 1-1/4 yards
For Snowball block centers

Blue/white print: 3/8 yard
For narrow inner border

Backing: 3-1/8 yards

Binding: about 240 running inches of double-fold binding

Batting: about 60" x 75"

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