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)
TAKE A PHOTO NOW FOR REFERENCE
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