In my Vintage Christmas Sampler I wanted to make sure I had some very traditional blocks and also some new blocks that I designed. One of the most basic blocks for any quilter is a nine patch block – so much can be done with a 9 patch block. In the Encyclopedia of Pieced Quilt Patterns there are 3 chapters with over 550 different types of 9 patch blocks! Mine is the most absolute basic.
As I said, this block is super easy and made with large (ish) scraps.
You will need nine 4.5 inch squares – remember this block is versatile and can be done with vintage or with updated modern prints!
Lay out your squares in lots of different arrangements until you find one you like.
Using a 1/4 inch seam – sew your rows together. Press your top row seams to the right, middle row to the left and bottom row to the right again – this will assist you in matching up your squares when finishing the block.
For more vintage block tutorials – check out my Vintage Christmas Sampler Tutorial page.