Week of October 7, 2018 – 9-patch Pattern

I have a new doll quilt (10” x 12.5”) pattern for you that is super simple.  I’m pretty sure you all know how to make a 9-patch block but if you would like the cutting sizes to make this little quilt, see below to follow along.

This quilt looks like a double 9-patch, but it is really made up of twelve 9-patch blocks and I have added sashing with cornerstones between each one.  The individual blocks are made of an indigo blue and a tan fabric and I chose to use a different blue and tan for each one.  You can make yours scrappy like this or a two-color quilt using your favorite two colors.

Each block is a finished 2” square and the center square is cut 1.5” x 1.5”.  The four blue corners are each cut 1” and the 4 tan rectangles are cut 1” x 1.5”.   Assemble as you would for any 9-patch block.

To make the sashing you need to cut 20 blue 1” squares and 31 tan 1” x 2.5” rectangles.  Sew together three 9-patch blocks with a tan rectangle on either side to make one row.  It should look like the picture to the right.  Make four of these rows.

Now make five rows of sashing which includes four blue 1” squares and three tan 1” x 1.5” rectangles as below.

Now combine them all so they look like the quilt above.  Cut 1.25” borders to add to the top, bottom and sides.  Add 1.25” blue squares in each corner and quilt as desired.  Bind with a blue single fold binding and don’t forget to label you quilt on the back.  Congratulations!  You have completed an adorable new doll quilt.  Enjoy it hung on the wall or displayed some place special in your home.

Just for You – Quilt Quote “Quilting is cheap therapy!” 

If you have any comments or questions, please contact Phyllis at:  MtnQltr@aol.com