This easy pattern is rotary cut and strip pieced. There are no stretchy bias edges to deal with. And with careful placement of color value, the quilt blocks can create lots of movement in the quilt when sewn together.
Finished Block Size: 10-1/2" square
The instructions make two identical blocks. Repeat to make more, varying the fabrics for each set of two if you're making a scrappy quilt.
See Page 4 to make 20 blocks.
Quilt Block Cutting ChartNeutral for nine patch units
- Cut one 2" x 35" strip
Light background for "crossbars" (shown as plaid)
- Cut two 4-1/2" x 5" pieces
- Cut four 2" x 5" strips
Dark for nine patches and center squares (shown as purple)
- Cut one 2" x 18" strip
- Cut two 2" x 4-1/2" strips
Medium fabric** (shown as small scale print)
- Cut two 2" x 35" strips
- Cut two 2" x 18" strips
**Fabric Option: You can use a 3-1/2" x 35" medium strip instead of two 2-inch wide strips. I chose the narrower strips because I like the extra texture that's created by the piecing, and because using two strips makes it easy to add even more interest by selecting two different medium prints of the same color value.