For Baby Austin

I can finally share my latest project! We had a shower for my adorable little nephew Austin yesterday and I revealed the quilt to my sister. It was fun, I did not follow a pattern, pretty much just winged it! It was so fun!  

I used Salt Air by MODA 
My sister and I worked together to find a gender neutral fabric since they didn't know the sex of the baby.

I used a technique I learned from The Missouri Star Quilt Co. Their YouTube tutorials are AH-Mazing!

So I did the "Disappearing Nine Patch" with 1 charm pack. 
 I chose my 9 squares and started sewing likes of 3 blocks. 

 Once I sewed my first lines of 3 I set my seams by pressing them before I pressed them open
 Pressed open
 And THERE ya go!

 I sewed all 3 strips of 3 together to make my 3x3 block or my 9 patch
 Then I measured the middle of the block and cut a straight line
 And then did the same thing, without moving the fabric the other way... So i cut a "+" in the fabric block
 And there ya have it! I got 4 blocks from one block!! So fun! 
 I laid them out into the pattern I decided I liked best, although the opportunities for different patterns are awesome with this technique
 I decided to add sashing between the blocks to make the quilt a little bigger. 
 Then sewed it all together
 I wanted it a little bigger and so I made a scrappy boarder from strips of fabric I had from my fat eighth bundle I purchased to match.

I also added a very small boarder before the boarder 
 Then it was finally all done, pretty scrappy but fun!
 Then I sent along this poem along with blocks of coordinating fabric to family and friends. The poem said:
Little bits of fabric
sewn into a quilt
form a warm and loving blanket from which memories are built
please sign a piece of fabric
with a bible verse to suit
or message of love
for Baby Undershute (their last name)
With threads of warmth and love
and blessings from above
Jeremy and Rachelle will cherish knowing
their little one will be covered with your love
 Here are some that came back :)

 On the back I put the remaining blocks I had left over and left them blank for my sister to decide who she wanted to add to the quilt.
 I top stitched them all on so they frayed along the edge.

 I also free motioned the center and then did a wave pattern on the thin boarder, its pretty tough to see though.
 You can see it a little better on the back


 I hope Austin loves this memory quilt! It was a lot of fun to make!!

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