Amish Style Miniature Quilt PatternQuilt Size: About 25-1/2" square
Traditional Amish quilts were nearly always made with basic patchwork shapes sewn with solid fabrics. The colors that were used differed by location because of each group's overall color choices for textiles in general -- for clothes, linens and anything else required from cloth.
We often associate the color black with Amish quilts, but black wasn't always included. It does make a striking backdrop when combined with other colors, but black isn't a must for your Amish quilt.
Amish women often sprinkled a few very light colors within their patchwork to create sparkle. They combined fabrics in ways that, at the time, would have been regarded as unconventional, pairing colors that didn't "match."
You can make a quilt in the Amish style even if you include colors that were seldom seen in Amish versions, such as hot reds and pinks (some communities were more open to warm and jewel-toned colors).
Quilting an Amish QuiltAmish patchwork might have been simple, but quilting motifs were often intricate, with plenty of circles and curves added to soften the angular background.
Double Nine-Patch QuiltA basic nine-patch quilt block has nine main grids, three across and three down. In a double nine-patch block, five of the units are replaced by smaller nine-patch blocks -- at the corners and center, forming an "X." Plain squares are sewn in the four remaining slots.
Two types of small units are used in this quilt, but you'll see on page 2 that the total number of each is up to you.
The large blocks finish at 4-1/2" square; the smaller units at 1-1/2" square. Blocks are strip pieced.
Blocks are sewn on-point and surrounded by two borders.