Friday, October 14, 2011

nine patch

9 PATCH  is our second block. It consists of 2 blocks that you can see if you scroll to the bottom of this entry. I chose to use many fabrics to make my block. It will look striking in alternating 2 fabrics or alternating high contrast light and dark. I hope Lisa will post hers and Marci (hint hint!)  so you can see some variations. Also, a monochromatic look would be nice. PLEASE post some photos on Flicker. You can also leave a question in the comments and I will be happy to answer and help out.  Happy piecing!

Cut 18  1 1/2”x 6” pieces

Sew together in sets of 3

You will end up with at least 6 strip sets
Press 3 sets with seams in
Press 3 sets with seams out

Cut crosswise 1 1/2”

You will end up with 18 pieced sets

Arrange into 5 groups of 3 as desired
(There are more pieced sets than needed)

Seams should be pressed to alternate.  This helps to match seams nicely when stitching.

Press each seam as you go
Stitch 9 patches together

9Patch (a) has 3 blocks
9Patch (b) has 2 blocks