Block #1 - Simple Nine Patch
The first block is a simple nine patch. All blocks for this quilt are
12" x 12".
Fabric amounts and usage is shown on this page.
You will be making 4 of these blocks for the quilt.
Since there are only 4 blocks, you may want to just cut the 4.5" squares for making the block individually and sew them into the 9-patch. Or, if you like to do strip piecing, even for just a few blocks, you can make strips of color 1 and 2 to cut for 8 sides of these blocks.
1. Cutting "just squares"
From Fabric 2 cut 16 - 4.5" x 4.5 " squares.
The easiest way to do this is to cut a 4.5" strip across the width of the fabric and then cut the strip into squares.
(Note: you will need 4 more squares 4.5"x4.5" in Fabric2 for the Maple Leaf blocks, cut squares now if you wish and put them in an envelope and write "Leaf Block" on it for later use.)
From Fabric 1 cut 16 - 4.5" x 4.5" squares
From Fabric 7 cut 4 - 4.5" x 4.5" squares
2. Strip Piecing
Using 40" width fabric, cut 2 strips of Fabric2 and 1 strip of Fabric1 all 4.5" wide.
Sew these into a set with Fabric2 on the outside and Fabric1 on the inside.
Make the strip set like this:
You will be able to cut 8 segments from this strip set.
Cut 8 of these:
Now cut an additional strip of Fabric1 and cut it into 8 - 4.5" squares of Fabric1 and also cut 4 squares of Fabric7 and sew into the middle section for the 4 blocks.
Then assemble the 4 nine patch blocks.
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