Instead of sewing the blocks together all boring-ish, I decided last minute to sew these blocks into rows with sashing in between. I happened to have a half yard of the green fabric which semi-matches…and sometimes semi-matching is as good as it gets!
I had some requests for how to make these little 9 patch blocks…they are super easy with this stack n’ whack method, so hopefully some pictures will suffice.
I stacked my 5” charm squares and cut a 1 1/2” strip in the center of each. Then swap the center strips and sew back together…press towards the print fabric (so in different directions for each block).
Then cut another 1 1/2” strip in the center of each, swap the strips, and sew them back together matching the seams. Again, press towards the print (if the center strip is mostly print…press towards center strip). The blocks measure 4” unfinished.
The trickiest part is remembering the pressing directions for each blocks so your seams will nest. Luckily it’s not the end of the world if they don’t…and you can always press your seams open and not worry about it.
Sometimes I flip the quilt over and look at all the seams and I’m a little amazed that I sewed and pressed each one of them. :)
I cut my green strips 2” by the average width of the rows, and if I remember right the Kona green is Leprechaun. This quilt measures about 36” x 45”…give or take a bit.
Have a Happy Thanksgiving!