This month I thought we go and revisit a simple but effective block. The Nine Patch Block.
You will need to choose two fabrics to make your block, one solid and one patterned. We’d love Australian themed, novelty, spots, sports…. something fun for your patterned fabric. Please remember as usual we don’t need anything too girly… gender neutral and male subjects are perfect. NO PINKS PLEASE !!
Of course we do have girls that request quilts, but we have so many girly options already we like to try to build up the blokey coloured quilts.. I hope you all understand. If you would particularly would like to make a girly quilt, ask Jan-Maree if she has any female requests that need completing.
So this is what your final block will look like.
You will need:
From your patterned fabric cut: four 3 1/2in squares
From your solid fabric cut: five 3 1/2in squares
Stitch the three squares together in the first row using an accurate 1/4in seam. Then press your seams towards the solid fabric.
Stitch the three squares together in the second row in the same manner again pressing the seams towards the solid fabric.
Stitch the final three squares together in the third row as before pressing the seams towards the solid fabric.
Layout the three rows again in the correct order. Sew the first and second rows together locking the seams together at the intersections.
That’s it all done.
I hope you enjoy making this block. I think we will be able to make some wonderful scrappy quilts with lots of different blocks made from your stashes.
Send the completed blocks to me
PO Box 3079
ST MARYS SOUTH NSW 2760
Til next time happy stitching.