Got big piles of scraps with nowhere to go? This dancing nine-patch project is a great way to turn those scraps into an heirloom quilt. In Bonnie K. Hunter's case, she did that twice, using legacy shirt scraps for two lucky boys with her baby-quilt project. Read more about it, it is a heartwarming story, and the results speak for themselves. This project is great for any level of quilter, and Bonnie does a wonderful job giving us the how-to. More from Bonnie:
"These 9 patches were made with 2” squares cut from recycled plaids, stripes and prints and sewn together with no attention paid to what was light or dark, just sewn randomly in between the lines of working on other projects. I pinned them into groups of 10 so I could keep track of how many I needed.
"When I needed two baby quilts to be done AT THE SAME TIME, it was these 9 patches just waiting for a project to give them life that called to me.
"And those of you who have followed along will remember that it was a kismet moment – these 9 patches include fabrics from my grandfather’s shirts. The baby quilts are for his great-grandsons. It’s a heart swelling realization of how families continue to grow. We are connected! So let’s start!"
Finished Size: 54" x 54" (137cm x 137cm)
Skill Level: Beginner
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