Wednesday, December 8, 2010

Happy Surprise

I love a surprise! A Disappearing Nine Patch quilt offers just that. The surprise comes when you cut up  basic nine patch blocks into four equal pieces and then twist and turn those smaller blocks to create a more interesting quilt top. It's a quick and easy quilt to make, perfect for a baby quilt. Here's the quilt top I put together in just a few hours, using Jennifer's great tutorial.
 The fabric itself, called Happy by Me & My Sister Designs , was a surprise gift from The Old Country Store in the Lancaster county village of Intercourse, PA. The Old Country Store was chosen as one of the 10 best quilt shops in the US by Quilt Sampler magazine and houses a quilt museum on the second floor of their historic building. Their Online Fabric shop is well stocked and the prices are very competitive.
I'm adding the Old Country Store to my online shopping mall! The nice folks at the store sent along a little something for you check back tomorrow for the scoop.


  1. very pretty, I love the DP9 is a good way to use up charms.thank you for sharing,Amy

  2. Love the quilt.
    It's a great store. I don't live too far away, so I get to visit often.

  3. I like the fresh quilt. I love going to the Old country store. I have also found the best collection of solids there.

  4. Once again, your color choices are wonderful, so vibrant! I'm ready to dump my entire fabric stash and begin completely rebuilding! Actually, in lieu of that, I'm methodically going through each color bin and stripping fabrics that are 1/4 yard or less, with the intention of making string quilts that will use up these ugly-to-me fabrics. It's taking so much time, but the reduced piles, now neatly organized, are motivating. Someday my stash will look like your Disappearing Nine Patch quilt. Lovely work, you!

  5. This is so cute! I love the colors. I agree... the disappearing 9 patch is always a fun surprise.

    Jennifer :)

  6. Sweet! It really is a happy and fun quilt.