“Rolling Nine Patch” Baby Quilt

For a one block project, I recently purchased quarter yard cuts of five 1930s reproduction prints in various colors. Needless to say, I had plenty of fabric left over. Combining my five with a few other scraps in daughter Trinity’s 30s scrap bin, I sewed nine “Rolling Nine Patch” blocks.

This baby quilt was quick, fun, and easy. I think the white sashing and narrow border showcase the prints beautifully. The quilt seems pretty and fresh to me. For quilting thread, I chose a variegated pink since it blends nicely with the pink print backing yet subtly shows off the quilting motif on the front of the quilt. I freehanded flowers, leaves and loops all over.

One of my favorite things about this quilt is the scrappy binding. Since I didn’t have enough of any one 30s fabric to make the binding, I cut 15″ – 20″ lengths of all the fabrics used in the quilt and joined them diagonally into one long strip.

Can anyone tell me why I was motivated to make this quilt instead of working on my UFOs?