Welcome to the resuscitated Scrap Quilt Challenge! All the specific rules of the challenge can be found by clicking HERE. This month (January 2020), we’re hoping you’re inspired to create a scrappy quilt based on the classic Nine-Patch block. Yes, we’re going back to basics, and it’s going to lead down a fantastic path!
How to Make a Basic Nine-Patch Block
- Choose a square size. In my example, I’m using 2.5″ square.
- Cut (9) 2.5″ squares of fabric.
- Sew three squares together into a row. Repeat to get three rows, each containing three squares.
- Sew the rows together, and you have a nine-patch block.
If you make a bunch of nine patch blocks, you can sew them all together to get a scrappy nine patch quilt!
Here are some fun patterns to feature nine-patch blocks you might use for this challenge (or use others, or make up your own).
I Love Nine Patches Quilt Book, That Patchwork Place
Rail Fence Nine Patch Quilt Pattern, Primitive Gatherings – I love this one! You’d have to make yours a bit bigger to fit the challenge guidelines but just think of all the scraps you could use up!
This Double Nine Patch Quilt pattern would work great with scraps!
Want go with more of a modern scrappy look? Perhaps this book Nine-Patch Revolution by Jennifer Dick and Angela Walters is more your style. I haven’t had a chance to look at it yet but if it’s anything like other books by Angela Walters it’s going to be a good one.
And the book Versatile Nine Patch by Joan Ford is just screaming to be utilized for this challenge!
You have a year to start-and-finish a scrap quilt comprised mostly of the nine-patch block. When you have a quilt finished (minimum size 45″ x 60″) link a picture below for a chance to win a prize. The deadline for nine-patch linked entries is January 15, 2021.
Share progress photos on instagram with hashtags #SQChallenge20 and #SQ9Patch and/or in the Scrap Quilt Challenge Facebook Group.
Be sure to read through all the rules on the Scrap Quilt Challenge Page HERE before you get started.
Link up right below here your Scrappy Nine Patch quilts by January 15th, 2021.
I have a second link up here because I had the link up set to end at noon but I didn’t tell anyone. Some folks sent me their projects to be linked up and I want to get them on here so you can see them too. Thanks to everyone for joining in the fun!
Deb Williams says
Nothing happens when I click on HERE.
Can’t get any details.
Hmmm … not sure why it’s not working for you. Here’s the link to the main page: https://kimlapacek.com/scrap-quilt-challenge
I’m in for the challenge! Have too many scraps!
I have TONS of scraps that are cut in rectangular shapes. Can I do oblong 9-patch blocks instead of squares? I thought I’d find uses for them but haven’t, so would love to put them together into something! 🙂
Thanks for the challenge!
sure! As long as its a nine-patch I don’t care what shapes you use 😉
Susan the Farm Quilter says
I’m in!!! It is going to be super scrappy…and maybe kinda weird!! I want to use up the wee little HSTs from your current challenge and I’ll make a baby quilt for my grandson’s first birthday in July!! I’m excited!!
Susan Nixon says
That sounds like fun. I’m trying not to rush in, but it would make a break from log cabin leader enders. LOL
Yay. Joining up.
Norma Leza says
This nine patch block is to be used for January? The next block you’ll e mail us?
I’ll post a new block right here on the blog each month.
I’ve started in on something.. thought I could make a dent in my green and blue scraps but it doesnt look any different even with a whole quilt cut out!
Count me in! Do Disappearing 9 Patch Blocks work for this challenge? 🙂 Pat