This is a tutorial for the 9 patch quilt block. This tutorial shows a clever method to join the blocks faster. So if you are making an entire quilt with these blocks, this will make the process a whole lot quicker and easier without having to handle too many tiny pieces.
I am using two different fabrics. We will be cutting 3 long strips in each color.
Each strip is 2.5 inches wide.
Arrange the six strips into two sets like shown below.
First set: White – purple – white
Second set: Purple – white – purple.
Next join the 3 strips in set 1. The picture below shows the first set (white – purple – white)
Fold the edges to the darker side and iron.
This will prevent the folds from showing through on the other side.
The middle strip will look thinner because we stitched on both its sides.
Now cut 2.5 inches wide strips from this.
Repeat the same steps for set 2 (purple – white – purple).
Instead of joining square blocks one by one, this was faster wasn’t it?
Arrange them in the order of your preference. For this demo, purple squares will be in the 4 corners of the quilt block.
Then join them.
Note: The outer squares will look bigger than the middle one. When we join this block to another block, the extra length will be used up.
Trim the edges and the 9 patch quilt block is ready.