6’’ nine patch variation block
Block as it appears in the quilt.
Background fabric- cut 8 squares 2 ½’’’ x 2 ½’’
Other fabric – cut 5 squares 2 ½’’ x 2 ½’’
Layer 4 background squares, right sides together with the other fabric squares.
Sew a diagonal line from corner to corner. Trim away the excess leaving a ¼’’ seam allowance.
Press seams away from the background fabric.
Arrange the HST and squares as shown. Sew the squares into 3 rows of 3 blocks.
Press the seams away from the HST units.
Sew the rows together. Press the seams toward the center row.
Trim the block to 6 ½’’ x 6 ½’’ as needed.
Make 1 block for each panel.
Skip making the HST units and simply sew 2 ½’’ squares together to make a nine patch.
Reverse the placement of the background fabric with the other fabric.
Make the nine patch completely scrappy!
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Go here for a printable version of Sew Along Intro Information
Go here for a printable version of Step 1Go here for a printable version of Step 2
Enjoy every stitch!