CheckerBlue is an easy to make scrap quilt. The checkerboard 9-patch blocks are all made from 2 1/2" strips. Four 9-patch blocks create one large 'checkerboard' block. The alternating large squares combine colors from the smaller 9-patch blocks and a contrast colors. A knowledge of basic block and quilt construction is assumed. If you have any questions please leave a comment for me.
Assorted dark, light and medium 2 1/2" x wide-of-fabric strips (I used predominately blue and white).
Two yards of dark contrast print fabric (C)
One yard of blue and white check fabric (D)
How to make one 9-patch block:
- Cut 2 1/2" strips into 2 1/2" squares.
- Sew dark and light squares together in groups of 3 (dark-light-dark) = A
- Sew light and dark squares together in groups of 3 (light-dark-light) = B
- Sew the group of 3 'A' to a group of 3 'B', press seams to dark
- Add another row of 3 'A' or 3 'B' to complete the pattern
- Completed block will be 6 1/2" square.
- Four of these 9-patch blocks are sewn together to make one large 'checkerboard' block that should measure 12 1/2" finished.
How to make larger contrast block:
- Cut 2 fabric strips 4 1/2" x 12 1/2" (C-1)
- Cut 2 squares from the same fabric, 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" (C-2)
- Cut 1 contrast fabric square, 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" (D)
- Sew one C-2 square onto the side of D square.
- Sew the second C-2 square onto the opposite side of the D square.
- Sew the C-1 strips along each edge of the C-2:D:C-2 piece.
- The completed contrast block should measure 12 1/2".
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