Tuesday, July 28, 2015

Free Block-Nine Patch Mix

What does a person do when it is too hot to do anything more strenuous than breathe?  I fiddle around with quilt patterns and today I have come up with a simple, quick pattern for using up 5 inch squares.  Start with a 9 patch block and make as many as will be needed for your project.  For example, using 12 block (your finishing block will be 11 1/2 ) you will need 35 blocks plus borders.  Half your blocks should have a dark center and corner squares and the other half plus one will have light center and corner squares.  My sample shows the light version.  For scrappy, use different fabrics for each of the squares. Diagram 1

Diagram 1

Cut your blocks in half diagonally-D2


Pair a light center block with a dark and sew.  You may wish to pin where the corners join as you are sewing fabric that will stretch.  D3
Sew all your blocks together following the same method.  Sew blocks into rows and the rows together.

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