My disappearing 9 patch variation has a name, thanks to the quilting I chose: Tickle Feather :)
I decided that all that white space around the quilt was primer property for some feather quilting practice.
I don't like marking patterns very much, so I just outlined a wavy line that was mirrored on both sides of the quilt and free-hand quilted the feathery loops. It's quite obvious it was done free-hand, but hey, it's a cuddly baby quilt and not a show quilt!
In the narrow strips, I quilted a doubly-looped vine, there wasn't that much space for anything bigger.
I also quilted-in-the-ditch around the large squares in the D9Ps - at least turning a baby quilt around and around is manageable!
Here's the quilt before washing:
And after (note that this is the crinkliest of all the pictures I have - lighting makes a big difference...)
All the pink chalk markings came right out of the white (PHEW!!).
One more project checked off on the QUIPs list!
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