Dressed to the Nines

Sim­ple lines, great look.

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MA­TE­RI­ALS

• 1 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strip each 9

medium-to- dark pur­ple tonals • 11/ 8 yards dark pur­ple tonal • 21/ 3 yards light pur­ple tonal • Back­ing to size • Bat­ting to size* • Thread • Ba­sic sewing tools and sup­plies *Soft & Bright bat­ting from The Warm Company used to make sam­ple.

CUT­TING

From each 21/2" by fab­ric width strip:

• Cut 9 (21/2") A squares.

From dark pur­ple tonal: • Cut 6 (21/2" by fab­ric width) F/G strips. • Cut 6 (21/4" by fab­ric width) bind­ing strips.

From light pur­ple tonal: • Cut 4 (21/2" by fab­ric width) strips.

Sub­cut strips into 54 (21/2") B squares. • Cut 3 (101/2" by fab­ric width) strips. Sub­cut strips into 18 (21/2" x 101/2") C rec­tan­gles and 12 (51/2" x 101/2") D rec­tan­gles. • Cut 5 (51/2" by fab­ric width) E strips.

COM­PLET­ING THE BLOCKS

1. To com­plete one Nines block, se­lect two C rec­tan­gles, six B squares and nine same-fab­ric A squares. 2. Join two B squares with three A squares to make an A-B strip as shown in Fig­ure 1; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of three A-B strips.

3. Join the three A-B strips with the C rec­tan­gles to com­plete the block as shown in Fig­ure 2; press.

4. Re­peat steps 1–3 to make a to­tal of nine Nines blocks.

COM­PLET­ING THE QUILT

Re­fer to the Assem­bly Di­a­gram when piec­ing the quilt top.

1. Ar­range and join three Nines blocks with four D rec­tan­gles to make a row; press. Re­peat to make a to­tal of three rows.

2. Join the E strips on the short ends to make a long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into four 51/2" x 501/2" E strips.

3. Join the rows with the E strips, be­gin­ning and end­ing with an E strip; press.

4. Join the F/G strips on the short ends to make a long strip; press. Sub­cut strip into two each 21/2" x 501/2" F strips and 21/2" x 541/2" G strips.

5. Sew F strips to op­po­site sides and G strips to the top and bot­tom of the quilt cen­ter to com­plete the quilt top; press.

6. Cre­ate a quilt sand­wich re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 110. 7. Quilt as de­sired. 8. Bind re­fer­ring to Quilt­ing Ba­sics on page 110 to fin­ish.

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