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double 9-patch
Double 9-Patch

This block is something very simple to combat the hot, hazy days of summer. It is one of the easiest blocks to create, but makes some interesting secondary patterns when put together in a quilt. We will be making this one 9" finished.

You will need 2 fabrics to make this block: a bright floral print (FL) for the background and a solid, small tone-on-tone, or marblized color (SC) for the contrast...this should be one of the colors from your floral print.

I will be giving you the instructions for doing this with individually cut blocks...it can most definitely be strip pieced if you would like...and are making more than one block.

Posted: July 1998

Sample Quilt Layouts

You need to cut as follows:

  1. Floral(FL): cut 4 3-1/2" squares; cut 20 1-1/2" squares
  2. Solic (SC): cut 25 1-1/2" squares

Sewing Instructions:

  1. Following the placement of fabrics in Figure 1...create 10 rows of SC-FL-SC 1-1/2" squares...pressing seams toward the floral print.
  2. Following the placement of fabrics in Figure 1...create 5 rows of FL-SC-FL 1-1/2" squares...pressing seams toward the floral print.
  3. Following the placement of the rows in Figure 1...join a row from step #1 to either side of a row from step#2 to create 5 9-patch blocks...press seams toward rows from step#1 (outer edges).
  4. Square up blocks from step#3 to 3-1/2".


    Figure 1

  5. Following placement of units from picture below...create 2 rows of 9P-FL-9P...pressing seams toward floral print.
  6. Following placement of units from picture below...create 1 row of FL-9P-FL... pressing seams toward floral print.
  7. Following placement of rows from picture below...join rows from step#6 and step#7 to create finished block...press seams toward rows from step#6 (outer edges).
  8. IMPORTANT: Please square up your finished block to be sure it is 9-1/2". If it is larger or smaller, check your seams and redo if necessary. If you do not check your measurements, your block may not join properly with other blocks easily to create a finished quilt.


This is what your block might look like.


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