BLOCK Friday: EVEN MORE Nine Patch Quilt Patterns!

Dressed to the Nines Quilt
Dressed to the Nines by Jenny Doan

You’ve asked for more things Nine Patch and we’re delivering! The original Nine Patch BLOCK Friday was such a hit, we couldn’t ignore its popularity. Here’s a little peek at BLOCK Friday: Nine Patch Quilt Patterns to refresh your memory:

The Nine Patch quilt block has been around for hundreds of years. Put in those terms, it’s evident that quilting is an integral part of American history, especially during the time of the pioneers and their move west. Women sewed, as was tradition, and children began their sewing education with simpler projects, like Nine Patch quilt patterns.

Like the children from the pioneer days, every quilter has to start somewhere and why not with the Nine Patch?

If you’re just starting out in the quilting world, the key to your Nine Patch success might be found with a course on How to Make a Baby Quilt using a Nine Patch quilt block.

liZ and Elizabeth Evans of Simple Simon and Company, discuss quilting basics, quilt top assembly and they’ll even stitch along with you as the top is pieced together. Then, step-by-step instructions on sashing and finishing the quilt. Once you’ve completed this course, you’ll have an adorable baby quilt to keep or give as a gift and the confidence to tackle future quilting projects, armed with expert knowledge and know-how!

How to Make a Baby Quilt - liZ and Elizabeth Evans

For quilters who are well-versed in the art of the Nine Patch, here are some great ideas for your next quilting projects:

The Line Dance quilt, from Quilting Quickly, incorporates traditional Nine Patch quilt blocks with a twist in the arrangement… literally! The way that these quilt blocks are arranged in this quilt gives the illusion that they are twisting and turning. You can see how this is done in our free quilting video tutorial. Line Dance takes advantage of precuts, which are a huge time saver when it comes to cutting your pieces. To save even more time, this quilt is also available as a quilt kit. You have plenty of options here! The bottom line with Line Dance is that it’s a really fun quilt that is really fun to make.

Line Dance Quilt
Line Dance by Debra Finan
Nine Patch Park Quilt
Nine Patch Park by Sue Pfau

The Nine Patch quilt block is a quilter’s favorite – that’s why this particular BLOCK Friday is so popular! One of the ways we like to see the Nine Patch displayed is when it’s framed in. Nine Patch Park does just that and adds checkerboard borders to create a scrappy look. If you’d like to see how this is done, watch the free quilting video tutorial to show you how. Make it your own by changing up the colorways, or make this throw quilt pattern even simpler by using precuts or purchasing the Nine Patch Park quilt kit!

You can see why Nine Patch quilt blocks and quilt patterns are such a hit. They can be simple, easy quilt blocks, modified in various ways, and used in challenging quilts. They are, of course, fun to look at!

Have you made any Nine Patch quilts lately? Share your photos on the Fons & Porter Facebook page or tell us about them in the comments!

Carrie Sisk, Online Editor, Fons & Porter


Happy Quilting!

Carrie Sisk, Fons & Porter, Online Editor


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Carrie's first sewing machine was a gift from her dad—a better gift was never given. A crafter, trained pianist and experienced paintballer, when the opportunity arises, she's hiking in Yosemite or Rocky Mountain National Park.