Nine Patch Blocks

You CAN have it all. You just can’t have it all at once. ~ Oprah Winfrey

This is so true and it rang true for a quilt block I wanted to make.

This is what I wanted:
To make a block with a nine patch center, the nine patch positioned on the diagonal
To make the nine patch from 2 1/2″ squares
To make the corner triangles from 5″ squares
To have this block measure 8″ finished
To have nice points at the corners of the nine patch
You can’t have it all at once!

This is what I got, a nine patch with the corners cut off.  Which I actually kind of like and will use it someday in a quilt calling it, “No Corner Nine Patch”.

No Corner Nine Patch

In order to have nice points on the corners of my nine patch, I had to use 2 3/8″ squares rather than the 2 1/2″ squares that I wanted to use to begin with.  It’s a little more work to trim down to the 2 3/8″ but it’s still a fun block.

Nine Patch with corner points

This block will measure 8″ finished so it’s a perfect center for a Deli Geese Project block!


Pat Speth author of:  Nickel Quilts,   More Nickel Quilts,    Amazing Nickel Quilts,  Nickel Quilts & Borders, and The Big Book of Nickel Quilts

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2 thoughts on “Nine Patch Blocks

  1. What timely advice! I am just about to embark on making an Irish chain with 8″ 9-patch. Think of the frustration you just saved me! Thank you so much!!!

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