The other day I considered what to do with my large stash of 5″ squares.
It occurred to me that I might be the only quilter in the world who hadn’t yet made a tossed 9 patch quilt.
Just on the off chance you haven’t made one yet, here’s the drill.
Start by making a 9 patch (duh). I cut a bunch of light colored 5″ patches and enough red 5″ patches for 22 nine-patch blocks, then used various 5″ squares from my bin for the four corners. (Yes, that only got rid of 88 5″ squares. Still…)
I included some old favorites from the 5″ bin:
After assembling the 9 patch blocks, I cut them in quarters, resulting in 88 blocks like this:
When all my 88 blocks were made, I played with layouts until I had one I liked. There are a lot of different ways to cut the 9 patch block, and even more ways to lay out the resulting blocks, so it took a while.
Name: Tossed 9-patch
Designed and made by: me, though of course there is nothing new under the sun, This idea has been around forever.
Finished size: 51″ x 71″
Quilted by: Linda