Ive not tried this form of patchwork & as i want to experience all things patchy i thought id have a go. The design calls for 9 differant patterned fabrics each 8.5″ x 8.5″ but as I only need eight finished patches I’m choosing 8 fabrics
Here’s what I chose from my stash, browns & ivory to match my newly decorated bathroom. Cut out nine ( remember I’m doing 8) 8.5″ x 8.5″ squares.
Stack your nine (8) squares neatly on top of each other & cut an angled strip through all the layers
Take the top layer of the right hand strip & place this on bottom of its stack.
With right sides of fabrics together stitch the main piece to the side strip next to it. Repeat with all nine (8) layers, keeping them in order. Press & stack neatly again.
Make another angled cut on the left side of the stack. Take top two layers from this stack & place on bottom of it.
As before sew the main strip to the smaller one beside it, do all the nine (8) layers, press & stack neatly.
Turn the pile around & make a third angled strip so that the side strip is narrower at the top than the bottom. It’s getting harder to cut now so go over a couple of times to get through the seams. Take the top three layers of the smaller side strip & put them at the bottom of the stack. As before sew & press.
Turn the Pile of squares around again & cut a fourth angled strip with top wider than bottom. Sew together & press as before.
If you use nine fabrics your blocks will have 9 squares with a piece from each fabric. As you see I’ve got 8 in my blocks but they look ok, I’m using 4 blocks in two bath mats so carry on working with the 1st four…
I wanted to quilt this so I made a sandwich up if a medium weight wadding the top & a cream heavier weight cotton as the backing. This I left a couple of inches bigger so I could turn over as an edging. Pinning with these curved pins helps the process