Uneven Nine Patch block tutorial

Thanks everyone for all of the lovely comments I have received for my ‘Uneven Nine Patch’ quilt top. I appreciate all of the kind words.

Uneven Nine Patch
Uneven Nine Patch

Many of you were wondering if I could provide some information about the block used in this quilt. Below is some brief information about sizes of squares, cross cut measurements and a partial layout of the quilt. Hope this helps you to make your own version. Well, grab some coffee or tea, sit back and relax…there are many photos.
 

step 1
step 1
I used 24 combos of light/dark batik fabrics for this quilt. I started with two 9″ fabric squares and cross cut them at 2″, 3″ and 4″.

step 2
step 2
Switch out the center 3″ black strip for the white one. Sew them together to give you a black/white/black and a white/black/white combos. For my quilt I pressed the both seams in one direction. If the 4″ strip is dark, press seams towards it. If the block has a light 4″ strip – press both seams away from it. This way the seams nest beautifully.

Step 3
Step 3
Once you have the strips sewn together cross cut a 2″, 3″ and 4″.

step 4
step 4
Switch out the center strip again so that you get a checkerboard type of effect. Note that the blocks are sewn together in two different layouts.

finished blocks
finished blocks
Here are the completed blocks – they measure 8″ at this point. Most of the time I sew my blocks together in rows so I waited until I had all of the blocks where I wanted them on my design wall before pressing the seams. The first row was pressed to the right, the second was pressed to the left and so on. This way the seams match up nicely.

layout
block layout (big squares in the center)
block layout
block layout (small squares in the center)
I made two sets of blocks for this tutorial so that you could see how they work together.

partial block layout
partial layout
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Click here to download the partial block layout. Have fun!

 

Micki

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