- 15 quarter yard cuts (9″x43″)
- 3.25 yards backing
- 1/2 yard binding
Step 1: From all fifteen quarter yards, cut five 8″ squares from each. This will give you a total of seventy-five 8″squares.
Step 2: Make eight 9-patch blocks as shown below using your 8″ squares. To do this, first sew three blocks in each row together for a total of three rows (with right sides facing together, sew a 1/4″ seam allowance and the press open). Then, sew all 3 rows together.
Note: I didn’t put my prints in any particular order. I just started sewing rows with 3 blocks each, and then later picked out which rows I wanted to assemble to make my 9-patch blocks.
After you’ve assembled eight of these blocks, fold it in half and press with an iron, and then fold that in half again and press. When you unfold it, there will be lines where you pressed and will look similar to this:
To assemble, start by sewing 5 blocks in each row together (with right sides facing together, sew a 1/4″ seam allowance and then press open). Then, sew all 6 rows together.