An easy summer quilt along is coming!

Hey everyone! I’m hosting an easy summer quilt along this summer. I will walk you through a disappearing nine-patch block and by mid-summer, you’ll end up with a beautiful quilt for your summer picnic!

A fun summer quilt along is coming.  The Disappearing 9-patch quilt along begins on June 15, 2019 at The Crafty Quilter

The quilt along will start on June 15, 2019 and will continue for five weeks. Here’s the schedule (subject to a little tweaking):

  • June 15 – Fabric requirements and general information
  • June 22 – Disappearing 9-patch, cutting and sewing instructions
  • June 29 – Block and quilt layout options
  • July 6 – Assemble quilt
  • July 13 – Linky party to show off your finished quilt tops
  • July 20 – Linky party ends and winners will be chosen

There will be prizes for those who participate and finish their quilt tops. I’m hoping to motivate you, plus we all want to see those amazing quilts! If you’re not familiar with the disappearing 9-patch, it’s an easy, peasy quilt block that is created by sewing a traditional 9-patch block together and then cutting it up into quadrants. Then you rotate the quadrants and sew them back together again. You’ll get full instructions when the quilt along begins.

A fun summer quilt along is coming.  The Disappearing 9-patch quilt along begins on June 15, 2019 at The Crafty Quilter

Charm packs (pre-cut 5″ squares) work really well for this project. You could also use a layer cake (pre-cut 10″ squares) or just cut up a bunch of 5″ squares from your scraps. These will form the base of your nine patch blocks. All the fabric requirements will be given on June 15.

A fun summer quilt along is coming.  The Disappearing 9-patch quilt along begins on June 15, 2019 at The Crafty Quilter

There are so many ways that you can arrange the quilt blocks, and I’ll give you lots of options. Some are more controlled than others, depending on fabric placement. If you use Instagram or Pinterest, you might want to search for disappearing nine patch variations. You’ll find some great inspiration to get you thinking about your fabric choices.

The size of the quilt is really up to you. I’ll give you several size options from crib size to queen size along with the fabric requirements. There is no need to purchase a pattern or any special notions. Just use what you have or shop for some charm packs (if you must 😉 ).

I don’t want this to be stressful or hard. No worries, just happy quilting! I hope you’ll join me!

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About Julie Cefalu

Hello! I'm Julie and I love to quilt, craft, read, garden, hike and spend time with my family.

46 thoughts on “An easy summer quilt along is coming!

  1. I have sewn a disappearing 9 patch years ago when I first started to quilt..I loved doing it. I think I will do another one. It was fun.

  2. I always enjoy your posts, that always contain very helpful and motivating ideas. This one sounds like fun.

  3. Ohhhh sounds like a fun project…I just thought of the layer cakes I have stashed in my Christmas fabric tote…maybe I can use some up! Thank you for the motivation!

  4. I am so in!! Is there any chance you’d release yardages a little early for those of us who love planning as much as the rest of it?

  5. Hi Julie, I am IN! Never made this particular pattern, which is really quite simple. This is the kick I needed to use some wonderful hoarded charms or 10inch squares.

    I also wanted to share that I used your video for joining binding strips and it is the BEST! I have combined several hints from other suggested videos, but really think yours is great and stands on its own. Thanks for that clear version to help my binding headaches LOL

  6. I love sew-a-longs and the disappearing 9 patch is so fun, plus, I have lots of charm packs I want to use up, so I cant wait for this. Thanks for hosting this!

  7. This looks super fun and cute!!!!! I have a friend who is just learning to quilt. I think I’ll see if she wants to participate as well. I have a bunch of orphan cut squares from other projects from several recently made baby girl quilts, (all in pink and green. This might be a great way to use them constructively and possibly be able to make one more extra quilt just from scraps. This is really inspiring me. I hate to waste any fabric; but all those little scraps really add up over time. Great solution. 🙂 How do we sign up? Just by being members of the blog? Or is there a separate sign up list that I am somehow missing?

    1. Thanks, it sounds like lots of fun and I also need motivation. I had a stroke going on three years ago and found I lost a lot of what I had just learned about quilting. But want to give it a go also, with someone giving me a nudge it might help.

      Mary E.

  8. That sounds great. I have made a sashed 9 patch in blue spa fabrics for my mum. Hopefully I can finish that and a picnic rug with you all.

  9. I hope to be able to join in. I am in need of some motivation to get some sewing done. Thanks for doing this.

  10. I’m in! I have never done a disappearing nine patch and it sounds like an easy block with so many variations??? Wow! Love the idea of choices too. Thanks Julie.

  11. Hi Julie!
    I’ve been a subscriber for awhile now, quietly following you, and so appreciating your approach to teaching and everything you do! I’ve always wanted to take a class from you, and now I’m intrigued and excited about this on-line disappearing nine patch class. Recently, my husband and I took our daughter and son-in-law and almost two year old grandson (by-the-way, I love seeing you with your sweet granddaughters) on a picnic, and I was SO wishing that I had a special quilt just for our family picnics. So, when I saw you mention a picnic quilt, it sure caught my eye. I would LOVE to participate and hope to do so! Thank you for the opportunity! God bless you,
    Lisa Freeman

  12. Great, I have been cutting 5 inch squares from scraps and tossing in a plastic tote box. Have been wanting to make a disappearing 9 patch.

  13. I’m in! I have the charms for a little girl quilt sitting right here! Thank you! This will be good encouragement to get it done.

  14. I love disappearing 9 patch and I will be joining you. I already have a Layer Cake, my friend gave me for my birthday in March. Just finished quilting last years sew along and have it entered in a church quilt show this weekend.

  15. This sounds like fun and I’ve never done one At last, a way to use up some of this fabric I’ve been hoarding. Thanks Julie!

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