Making a disappearing 9 patch quilt with Banyan Batiks Baralla by Michael Smith November 4, 2019 written by Michael Smith November 4, 2019 895 With the cool fall breeze in the air, there’s no better time to stitch up a fun and easy disappearing 9 patch quilt to snuggle under, especially when using the gorgeous new dynamic Banyan Batiks Baralla collection. I used fabrics from 3 of the 7 color palettes of the new Banyan Batiks Baralla Collection: Crimson Red, Emerald Red and Pink Slate. I confessed in a previous blog post I really wasn’t a big fan of batiks, but oh, how my tastes and opinions have changed since I discovered Banyan Batiks! Overnight, I became a Banyan Batiks fan when I fell in love with the graphic, neutral palette of their Banyan Classics Collection. In a previous QUILTsocial post, I wrote about the collection and an easy beginner Rail Fence quilt I created. Well, I was practically drooling over each of the 7 colorways of the new Banyan Batiks Baralla Collection and found it very difficult to decide which colors and prints to choose for my project this week, a quick and easy disappearing 9 patch quilt, which is a terrific quilt for a beginner, or for those who need a refresher after a time away from sewing. It was even more challenging to make some decisions as I was restricted to what fabrics and how much I could have. With such beautiful prints and rich colors, I can understand why demand has been good. The Banyan Batiks Baralla Collections made its debut last month, so be sure to visit your local quilt shop right away so you don’t miss out! Choosing Fabrics Though I’m walking you through the steps to create this quilt, I’m a firm believer in taking one’s own artistic creative control, so you’ll have to make some decisions along the way. Yes, you can make the quilt exactly as I do, or, you can play around and experiment, so you create your own unique creation. I’d love to see photos whichever way you decide! To make this quilt, you’ll need ½ yard of 9 different fabrics for the blocks and 3½ yards for the backing. The quilt finishes approximately 54” x 72”. For this quilt I chose the following: From the Crimson Red palette ½ yard 80311-25 ½ yard 80315-12 ½ yard 80315-24 ½ yard 80316-12 ½ yard 81000-649 Banyan Batiks Baralla Crimson Red Palette From the Emerald Red palette ½ yard 80310-34 Banyan Batiks Baralla Emerald Red Palette From the Pink Slate palette ½ yard 80312-26 ½ yard 80313-28 ½ yard 81000-137 (which is also a selection in the Crimson Red palette) Banyan Batiks Baralla Pink Slate Palette Quilt Backing Fabric For the quilt backing fabric, I chose 3½ yards of 81000-649 from the Crimson Red palette, which was the same fabric I chose for the center squares of my blocks, as well. Quilt Batting There are many fabulous choices of batting on the market today, but a favorite of mine and of my longarm quilting business customers, is 80/20, which is 80% cotton blended with 20% polyester. The cotton provides warmth, softness and breathability, while the polyester provides stability, which is great as I actually use my quilts and routinely wash and dry them. Like a fine wine, they just get better with age. Batting should be cut a minimum 2” wider than your quilt top on all sides. Your quilt top should finish approximately 54″ x 72″, so a package of Fairfield Quilter’s 80/20 Batting 72” x 90” for example, will be more than enough, and give you some leftovers for future projects. Bonus! Join me tomorrow when I’ll have some fun cutting out the beautiful Banyan Batiks Baralla fabrics for this quick and easy quilt! From which color palettes will you choose? Happy Shopping! This is part 1 of 5 in this series. Go to part 2: Unique fussy cut options with Banyan Batiks Baralla Collection Print this page or save as a PDF 0qs284Banyan BatiksBarallafabricsfree patternsquiltstutorials FacebookTwitterPinterestLinkedinRedditWhatsappTelegramEmail Michael Smith While studying Fashion Design in college, Michael’s life and career ambitions took a dramatic turn when he caught the quilting bug in 1991 after watching Eleanor Burns from Quilt In A Day on PBS. 28 years, and hundreds of quilts later, he continues his love of quilting as a professional longarm quilter, sought-after speaker, teacher, Janome Educator, Dealer and Certified Service Technician for APQS longarm quilting machines, and now, QUILTsocial blogger! In 2017 Michael’s quilting journey came full circle when he finally met his mentor, Eleanor Burns and is now a Certified Quilt In A Day Instructor, as well. As Michael says, “So much creativity; so many quilts, sew little time!”. previous post Get your Banyan Batiks Baralla, we’re making a quilt! next post Unique fussy cut options with Banyan Batiks Baralla Collection YOU MAY ALSO LIKE... Creative quilting options for Fireside Modern Drunkards Path... How to sandwich a quilt for domestic machine... In this fashion, piecing a drunkards path quilt... Cutting Jungle Rose fabric for a modern drunkards... Last minute gift: a lap quilt using Banyan... Last minute gift solution: lap quilt using Banyan... Quilting options for Banyan Batiks Baralla disappearing 9... Magic sewing secrets revealed: the disappearing 9 patch Creating BIG disappearing 9 patch blocks with Banyan... 6 comments Cheryl Germain November 9, 2019 - 6:51 pm I love these batiks; especially 80310-34. This would make a beautiful quilt cover for my duvet! Reply Cheryl Gunderson November 5, 2019 - 6:16 pm Beautiful fabrics, I love the colors and designs. Reply Don Thompson November 4, 2019 - 6:27 pm interesting Reply Candis Lavender November 4, 2019 - 6:26 pm The PDF is not coming up for me. Can you check to see if the link if active please? I really want to follow and print. Thank you! Reply Carla A. Canonico November 4, 2019 - 7:11 pm Hi Candis! It’s working on our end, and we haven’t had any other reports so far. Maybe you can try using a different browser, and make sure you have the latest version of Adobe Acrobat Reader. …Carla Reply Cathie Scanlon November 4, 2019 - 2:41 am Such beautiful fabrics! Reply Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Save my name, email, and website in this browser for the next time I comment. Δ This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.