Try This Stack n’ Whack Method for Quick 9 Patch Blocks!
Nine-patch blocks are an old standby for quiltmakers. They appear in many quilt blocks, and also look great all by themselves. This quilt is made entirely from nine-patch blocks, but the finished quilt gets a whole new look because of the green sashing.
The designer, Allison at Cluck Cluck Sew, used a stack n’ whack method for creating the nine-patch blocks from 5″ charm squares. This is a quick way to make many blocks at a time. You can easily adapt the method for use with strips instead of charm squares.
At the last minute, the designer decided to add the green sashing to her blocks. Notice how there’s not a lot of green elsewhere in the quilt, and that it doesn’t matter one bit. The scrappy look of the blocks is tied together by the green, although just about any color of sashing would work.
The finished quilt top measures 36” x 45”. You can easily make yours any size you want it to be.
No instructions are given for finishing the top into a quilt, but that won’t be hard for quilters with some experience to work out on their own. You just need to decide whether or not you want to add borders. Calculate the amount of backing fabric you need, layer, quilt, and bind.
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