Maxwell’s Nine-Patch Quilt

This crib quilt was made for Maxwell Raymond Krohn. Max is the oldest son of my niece, Jennifer, and the first grandson of my sister, Sally. Max is 6 years old now and he’s in kindergarten. My nephew, Chris, took some photos of Max’s quilt when he traveled to Virginia over the holidays.

You may recognize this quilt if you have read the book, Quilts! Quilts!! Quilts!!!. The name of the pattern is “Hopscotch Nine-Patch.” I didn’t use vintage fabrics in this quilt — generally I use new fabric for crib quilts since they gets lots of wear. I decided to hand piece the entire quilt, even though most of the seams are straight and it would have been easy to use the machine. I was really into hand piecing at the time. The multi-cultural children make such a cute border, and it was fun selecting the fabric for their outfits. This is a good choice for a crib quilt if you don’t yet know the sex of the child — which was the case here since I started the quilt as soon as I found out that Jennifer was pregnant.

Maxwell’s Nine-Patch Quilt
Martha Dellasega Gray, 2002
hand pieced, hand quilted
48″ x 57″


Maxwell Raymond Krohn

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