Framed Nine Patch Quilt PatternThis quilt is so simple, and it can be customized to suit any theme. Nine patch units are sewn with two fabrics, a green print and a blue print, and the two prints swap locations in about half of the blocks. Next, frames are sewn around the nine patches. First you'll add a very dark frame to opposite sides. To finish, you'll frame the top and bottom in a light print.
Blocks are flip-flopped when they are assembled into rows, and the change of the frame's orientation creates a stair-step appearance when quilt blocks are sewn together.
Feel free to choose any colors for your quilt, but do keep a high contrast between the pairs of frames or you'll lose the stairstep pathways.
Finished quilt block size: 10" x 10"
Finished quilt size: 70" x 90"
Yardages below are for a quilt made with 10" x 10" quilt blocks. See page 6 for yardages and cutting instructions for a small quilt made with 5" x 5" blocks.
Quilting Fabrics and Other MaterialsBorder fabrics repeat fabrics used in the nine patch units, but are listed separately so that you can use something different if desired.
Blue print for nine-patch units: 1-1/8 yards
Green print for nine-patch units: 1-1/8 yards
Black with white print for frames 1-1/8 yards
White with black print for frames: 1-5/8 yards
Inner border (shown as blue): 1-1/8 yards for crosswise grain strips pieced together; OR 2-1/8 yards for one-piece, lengthwise grain strips
Outer border (shown as green): 1-3/8 yards for crosswise grain strips pieced together; OR 2-5/8 yards for one-piece, lengthwise grain strips
Binding: about 350 running inches doublefold binding (Quilt Binding Instructions)
Backing: 5-3/4 yards
Batting: about 82" x 102" low loft batting