Disappearing 9-Patch QAL – and a Doll Quilt


When I saw that Freda at Imperamagna was hosting a QAL featuring a Disappearing 9-Patch, I was interested but just didn’t want to get into a big quilt at this time.  Then, I thought maybe I could make a child’s quilt for my local Linus Project, and going even smaller, I could first make a doll quilt for my granddaughter’s American Girl Doll bed.


The doll is American Girl’s Kit from the depression era and her metal bed is the perfect color of green.  I had some Windham Storybook IV c 1930 Scottie fabric that was ideal and the Disappearing 9-Patch block was easy enough to be able to work with the small blocks.


In keeping with the 1930s theme, I added some rickrack to the top and bottom borders.


Now, Kit has all of the proper bedding, including my daughter’s hand-knitted bedspread.


I’m still participating in the QAL and working on blocks for my Linus quilt.


Broken Sugar Bowl and a Mini-Quilt

I wanted to make a small quilt with green scraps to fit my mini-quilt rack.  I browsed through my Farmer’s Wife book and thought the Broken Sugar Bowl block might be  a good one to make in 6-inch blocks.

I considered three layout options:

…and chose this one…

The quilt measures 12×15 inches and makes a nice St. Patrick’s Day display.

Jacob’s Ladder Quiltalong

Back on October 3, 2011, I joined a Jacob’s Ladder Quilt-along hosted by


I explained in my post how I had started out to make a sofa topper but received a cute mini-quilt rack and decided to make a piece to fit it.  The original blocks were to be 9 inches finished and the mini-quilt blocks were 2-1/4 inches.

I used the original 9 inch block to make a backing.

The blocks were a devil to make and join in such a small size, but I have finished the quilt and in spite of a lot of “iffy” places, I like it.  The finished size is 10-1/2 x 12-1/2 inches.

The quilt-along is continuing with plenty of time to join and make something in the very pretty Jacob’s Ladder pattern.