On Saturday Stitches on the blue feather quilt studio Facebook page, I posted a project with a plan to use up some orphan star blocks. The setting was going to be nine-patch Irish chain blocks alternating with the stars. This is the picture from Facebook showing the stars, the blue example of the nine-patch, and the beginning four-patches for the nine-patch. Because the star blocks are multicolored, it seemed a neutral fabric for the nine-patch blocks would work best.
The stars and the 9-patch blocks didn’t look good to me, and I decided to go to Plan B. Thus, I used charm squares from Riley Blake Fabrics. They were just slightly larger than the 6″ square on point from the 12″ AccuQuilt GO! Qube so I made 6″ SOP blocks instead of stars. This is the finished center of the quilt. It will need borders to make it a lap size quilt. The charm squares worked well enough and the square on point blocks were so easy to make. Can I finish it by Friday?
What are you working on this week? I’d love to see what you’re doing.
2 Replies to “Progress on Nine-Patch”
Just a bit of information, the Nine-Patch is also called the Pennsylvania Block, being from Pennsylvania that is something I know but is not common knowledge.
Hi Karon, I am always amazed at how many different names the blocks get. I love the state blocks and did not know that about the nine-patch. It’s a great block.
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