Mix and match simple nine-patch blocks for an eye-catching mini quilt that pairs fussy cut florals with pretty pastel solids
YOU WILL NEED
■ Assortment of print fabrics: ¼yd total
■ Assortment of solid fabrics: ¼yd total
■ Batting: 14in square
■ Backing fabric: 14in square
■ Binding fabric: one (1) fat quarter
FINISHED SIZE ■ 11in square
■ Seam allowances are ¼in, unless otherwise noted.
■ Press seams to one side, unless otherwise instructed.
■ WST = wrong sides together.
■ Fabrics supplied by our friends at Sewing Quarter (sewingquarter.com)
■ Prints are from the Sunkiss Fat Eighth Bundle by Tilda.
■ Solids are from the Fat Quarter Bundle by V & Co. for Moda.
1 From the print fabrics cut:
■ Sixteen (16) 2½in squares.
2 From the solid fabrics cut:
■ Twenty (20) 2½in squares.
3 From the binding fabric cut:
■ Three (3) 2½in x 22in strips
MAKING THE BLOCKS
4 Arrange four print and five solid squares in a nine-patch, alternating between the print and solid squares, as shown. Sew together in a nine-patch, pressing seams open or to one side (Fig 1). 5 Cut the block into quarters (Fig 2). Rotate two of the sections, and sew back together in a four-patch (Fig 3).
6 Repeat steps 4–5 to make a total of four blocks. Sew the blocks together in two rows of two. Then sew the rows together to complete the quilt top. Take care with the orientation of the blocks, referring to the photo for placement.
FINISHING THE QUILT
7 Press the quilt top and backing well. Make a quilt sandwich by placing the backing fabric right side down, the batting on top, then the quilt top centrally and right side up. Baste the layers together using your preferred method.
8 Quilt as desired. We quilted a chained square pattern. Trim the excess batting and backing level with the quilt top edges and square up the quilt.
9 Sew the binding strips together end-to-end using diagonal seams. Press the seams open and trim away the dog ears. Fold in half lengthwise, WST, and press. Sew the binding to the right side of the quilt, folding a mitre at each corner. Fold the binding over to the back of the quilt and hand stitch in place to finish.