After making a basic quilt recently I realised how much I have to learn about quilt making. I decided to do a bit of internet research and see where I should start. So armed with my fabric stash I'm going to practice some different quilt blocks before I attempt my next quilt. This week I've made a basic 9 patch quilt block and this is how I did it:
1. Cut fabric into equal width strips. You will need 3 strips in each colour. (I was aiming for 5 cm squares in my finished block so cut 6 cm width strips to allow for a seam allowance of 1/2 a cm).
2. Rearrange the strips as shown in the photo below.
3. Sew the strips together and press the seams flat. (I need to practise my seam allowances as I've actually ended up with a 4 cm width strip!)
4. Next cut the sewn strips.
5. Rearrange the strips again as shown below and sew together to form the 9 patch quilt block. Easy!
My plan is to sew two of these blocks together and make a coffee pot warmer so watch this space!