designed by Susan C. Druding
In this Part 6 you finish sewing the 9-patchesTo review information about rotary cutting, review the tips and links here.
Sew Rest of 9 Patch blocks from cut Sections
To read how I sew my 9 Patch blocks from the cut sections, see the description in Part 5 here.
Last time in Part 5 you sewed the "A" Blocks and partial "B" and "C" Blocks. This time you'll complete "B" and "C" and also make "D", "E" and "F" blocks.
Sewing with uncut Strips
To finish the "B" and "C" blocks you partially sewed last time in Part 5 you will add a solid strip of fabric to each. For "B" blocks the strip will be the Print Fabric we call "P". For the "C" blocks the uncut strip will be the Dark Fabric we have labeled as "D".
B. Take the 20 partial "B" Blocks you sewed last time which look like this:
D = Dark P = Print
Take an uncut strip of the Print fabric (P = Print) to your sewing machine and place it face up. Take a partial "B" block as above and put the D-P-D edge face down and lined up at the top of the uncut P strip. Sew the seam. Without removing the strip place another partial "B" block face down on top of the strip about 1/4" from the block you just sewed and sew it to the P strip. Now take a 3rd partial "B" block and lay it face down on the strip and sew that block seam. If you have 42" long strips of P-print fabric you should be able to sew 4 "B" blocks from the strip. [Note: those making the Smaller Version of this 9 Patch will be able to sew many more than 4 "B" blocks onto one strip of uncut fabric.]
Remove the strip with the attached 4 blocks and snip them apart. Press them open and your finished block should look like this:
Put the finished C Blocks in a large baggie with a label.
C. Take the 16 partial "C" Blocks you sewed last time and sew them to an uncut strip of Dark - D fabric as you did with the B blocks above. Your final blocks will look like this:
L = Light P = Print
Put these blocks into a labeled gallon baggie.
D. Make 4
Take 4 L-D-L sections and using the technique explained above, sew them in chain fashion to an uncut strip of Dark-D fabric. Cut them apart and press seams. Now sew another L-D-L section to the other side of the Partial "D" block you just sewed. Your final block will look like this:
E. Make 1
Take 1 D-L-D sections and using the technique explained above, sew it to an uncut strip of Light-L fabric. Trim it from the strip (you are only making one block). Then attach a 2nd D-L-D section to the other side of the Light-L fabric and sew. Press. Your final block will look like this:
|L- L- L|
F. Make 4
"F" Blocks using L-D-L sections and Uncut Print-P fabric strips
Take 4 L-D-L sections and using the technique explained above for Block "C" sew 4 L-D-L sections to an uncut strip of Print-P fabric in chain fashion. Cut and trim. Take these 4 partial "F" Blocks and sew another L-D-L section to each to form a block that looks like this:
Next Installment is here is Part 7:
We start assembling the larger sections of the quilt.