After the holidays, I was hunting for a new leader/ender project to use up the remainder of all of those lovely little batik (and masquerades as batik) 2-patches gifted to me by Bobbi, a very generous fellow guild member. For these types of projects, I usually begin with looking through patterns on the Quiltville free patterns tab. I have had Dancing 9-Patch on my list of "someday quilts" ever since I saw Bonnie Hunter's baby quilt version - it used lots and lots of little squares to make 9-patches. Perfect!
The only glitch in my plan was...Bonnie's pattern called for 2" squares and Bobbie's squares were all 2.5" - and, NO, I was not going to trim them all down! So, after a little handy quilt math, I finished up my slightly larger version of Dancing Nines!
It's a little tough to see, but if you click to enlarge the photo, I quilted this quilt with an edge-to-edge pantograph called Music. It's an easy flowing design featuring intertwined treble and bass clefs.
And this kinda unattractive-until-you-put-it-on-the-back, orange and lime print, batik became the backing for Dancing 9-Patch with a little of the leftover inner and outer borders to add to the length.
Designer: Bonnie Hunter (Quiltville)
Featured Fabrics: Assorted Batiks
Quilting: Music (Simple Quilting Stitches)
Quilting Thread: Fil-Tec Glide (Auburn)
Batting: Hobbs 80/20
Linking up to the 2019 Finish-A-Long hosted by Julie at her blog That's Sew Julie.
To see my Q1 2019 FAL post click here.
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