Already April!? It is time for the next four blocks of the Super Simple Quilt Sampler. This month I chose the nine-patch as our theme, so each of the blocks will incorporate the nine patch in some form, and they are all really easy and basic. If you are just tuning in, I am publishing a monthly series of four 6″ sampler blocks. They are all easy and quick: a great little interval or beginner project and way to use your scraps. You can find the instructions to make the first 28 blocks, Here. This is in tandem with making the 6″ blocks from Tula Pink’s City Sampler Book, from which I am also making four each month. Combining all the blocks, we will have 72 at the end of the year to make a blockbuster quilt.
from the light blue, cut (2) 6 1/2″ x 2″ strips; (2) 2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangles; (4) 1 1/2″ squares
from the pink, cut (5) 1 1/2″ squares
1. arrange the cut pieces as shown above. Sew three pairs of pink and blue 1 1/2″ squares together. Press toward the pink.
2. for two of the units made in step 1, sew a pink square to the opposite side of the blue square (making two rows that are pink, blue, pink). Press toward the pink. See Photo Below.
3. on the third unit, sew a blue square to the opposite side of the pink square (making a row that is blue, pink, blue). Press toward the pink.
5. Sew a blue 3 1/2″ x 2″ rectangle to the top and bottom sides of the nine patch. Press toward the blue.
6. Sew the blue 2″ x 6 1/2″ strips to the remaining sides of the nine patch. Press.
Your block should measure 6 1/2″ square. Easy. There are so many ways to mix up the color placement in this block and make different patterns. I decided on this simple layout just to show the basic checker pattern in the pink because I think it is cute.
Thanks for joining in!