Monday, 3 February 2014

Block of the Month - Wonky 9 Patch


Hi All

Caroline here, we’ve had some lovely poppy blocks come in over the last couple of months and they are going to make up into some beautiful quilts.
This month’s BOM is the Wonky 9 patch.


Very simple block to sew, the hardest part is lining up the seams ... and thats not hard either.

So the first photo shows what you will need.  We are asking that the 8” square to be patterned, and the  1  1/2” strip to read as a solid.  (this means it can be solid or a little pattern that means when you look at it, it is still predominately the solid colour.

You will need an 8” square of fabric and a 1 & 1/ 2 inch strip WOF (width of fabric).... if you don’t have width of fabric long strips are fine, you could also use 2 different coloured strips if you like.

Nest you need to make two wonky cuts through your square as shown in the next photo.


So there is no need to do the exact cuts I have shown ... you can do what you like.

Next cut some strips that will then fit in between your cuts, as in the next photo.


Now using a ¼” seam stitch these strips together to bring these back together.

Once you have done the first seam to add the first strip, you will need to line up the patterned fabric as shown so that when you have stitched it, and pressed it, the patterned fabric will be close to lining up. Press all seams to the right.

The next photo shows how to line them up. You could pin and turn back to check that the edges of the pattern pieces are in a fairly straight line.

Once all seams sewn press all seams to the right.. Your block should now look like the next photo.
Rotate your block and make two further wonky cuts as shown in the next photo.
Now cut yourself 2 further strips to fit in the gaps as shown in the next photo.
Next sew all the seams together as before, being sure to line them up so the block stays relatively square.  See next photo.
Once all your seams are sewn, your block should look like the next photo.
Flipping the block over, press all these seams to the right again, as shown in the next photo.
You have now finished and now its time to trim up.
Turn your block over and trim to 8 1/2'” square.  Then you have completed your Wonky 9 Patch Block.

Useful tip from Joy "You could start with a 9" square and then trim back to 8.5" at the end. That way you don't have to worry too much about the edge lining up when sewing in the strips." 


So make as many as you like or only just one, whichever you choose when they all come together they are going to make up into some lovely AHQ’s.
Post your blocks off to me at
Caroline Gunn PO BOX 3079 ST MARYS SOUTH  2760
Happy Sewing
Caroline



2 comments:

  1. Love it!
    I am so happy cos only today I have reorganized my fabrics into types, and now all my solids are in one container! I am looking forward to making some blocks tomorrow. Thanks for the tutorial.

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  2. You could start with a 9" square and then trim back to 8.5" at the end. That way you don't have to worry too much about the edge lining up when sewing in the strips.

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