Time to make our fourth Super Simple Sampler quilt block for April! I think this is my favorite of the nine-patch blocks I have featured this month. If you want to sew along with me, you can find the instructions for all of these six inch quilt sampler blocks, Here. Let’s sew!
from each of the dark blue, yellow, pink, and light blue: cut (1) 1 1/2″ square, (1) 2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle, (1) 2″ square
from the black (center square): cut (1) 1 1/2″ square
from the black and white: cut (4) 1 1/2″ squares
Sewing (1/4″ seam, press after each seam)
1. arrange the 1 1/2″ squares as shown above to form the nine-patch unit. Sew a dark blue and a pink square to opposite sides of one black and white square.
2. sew black and white squares to opposite sides of the black square.
3. sew a yellow and light blue square to opposite sides of the fourth black and white square. Press all toward the black and white.
4. sew the dark blue 2″ square to the pink 2″ square. Press.
5. sew the yellow 2″ square to the light blue 2″ square. Press.
6. sew the rows of the nine-patch unit together. Be careful to keep the colors oriented to the correct corner, so they will finish adjacent to their matching prints. See above.
7. sew the dark blue 2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle to the yellow 2″ x 3 1/2″ rectangle. Repeat for the pink and light blue as shown above. Press.
8. sew the dark blue/pink 2″ square unit to the top of the nine-patch unit so that like colors are adjacent as shown above. Press.
9. sew the yellow/light blue 2″ square unit to the bottom of the nine-patch unit. Press.
10. sew the dark blue/yellow unit to the left side of the block and the pink/light blue unit to the right side. Press.
Block should measure 6 1/2″. This has been a fun series of blocks to make: the nine-patch really is a cute little shape with lots of possibilities. Experiment with color placement and changing up the values to bring out your own favorite design. Thanks for joining me this week! Only one more month of blocks, then we sew them up into a quilt.