Tuesday, May 6, 2014

ANOTHER RAG QUILT FOR PROJECT LINUS

I finished my second rag quilt for Project Linus last week. 











Since I used a different layout pattern I thought I would share the pattern with you.  I call the pattern An Overlapping Nine-Patch.  It is overlapping because the outside "wall" of the nine-patch is common to the nine-patch next to it.  (beside, above, and below)


Here is the nine-patch with the monster print in the center.


Here is a picture of two nine-patches beside each other. If you look closely, you can see that the vertical strip in the center of the picture with the two blue squares and one green one, is the common or overlapping side for the two nine-patches.


For the backing I used a white flannel with green dots.












The white from the back gave a really nice border for the squares on the front. I used solids for 1 and 2 and then a cute monster print for 3 or the center of the nine-patch.

This is what the overlapping nine-patch pattern looks like:

1   2   1   2   1   2    1    2    1
2  3  2  3   2   3   2   3   2
1   2   1   2   1   2    1    2    1
2  3  2  3   2   3   2   3   2
1   2   1   2   1   2    1    2    1
2  3  2  3   2   3   2   3   2
1   2   1   2   1   2    1    2    1
2  3  2  3   2   3   2   3   2
1   2   1   2   1   2    1    2    1

You will be cutting:

fabric 1 = 25 squares
fabric 2 = 40 squares
fabric 3 = 16 squares 
backing = 81 squares

Fabric needed if cutting 5 - inch squares as I did for a finished baby quilt measuring about 36 x 36 - inches:

fabric 1 - 5/8 yard*
fabric 2 - 1/3 yard*
fabric 3 -  3/4 yard*
backing -  1-5/8 yards*

* using flannel (or cotton if you are using that for the top) that measures at least 42 inches wide

If you need instructions for assembling the quilt, check out my tutorial  HERE.

UPDATE! If you would like the specifics for making this pattern for a twin and/or a full/queen size quilt, check it out HERE. This is also the link to the above mentioned tutorial.

If you have any questions, please leave a comment and I will get back to you as soon as I can.

Here are pictures of one that Friend Fran made using the pattern. It turned out cute, too. The pink background added a nice soft touch to the front.





2 comments:

  1. I LOVED this quilt pattern. I featured it on the FaveCrafts blog with full credit to you! See it here: http://www.favecrafts.com/blog/fc/rag-quilt-patterns/.

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    1. Thanks so much, Zoe, for featuring my rag quilt. I think this "overlapping nine patch" is just perfect for an accent print.

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