Applique is Used Instead!
The classic Glorified Nine Patch block is often overlooked by quilters because of its curves. While it’s a lovely block from the 1930s, and perfect for today’s reproduction fabrics, the curved piecing can make it a bit intimidating.
Rose Johnston from Threadbare Creations has modified the block for modern quilters. The curves are created with fusible applique so there’s no curved piecing involved.
One of her 10″ blocks can be finished into a mini quilt or combine several for a larger project. The following image from Patterns From History shows the design that emerges when several blocks are sewn together.
If you’d like to try making the block with traditional piecing you’ll find templates for a 12″ block here from Patterns from History. A video from Fons and Porter showing how the block goes together can be found here.
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