If you’re new to quilting and want to make a quilt block without using a pattern, a good one to start with is a nine patch. They’re very simple to make.
Here are some 9 patch quilt block instructions using just 2 fabrics. I chose 2 coordinating fabrics, one light and one darker.
Cut 5 squares of your lighter fabric and 4 squares of your darker fabric. (You can reverse this and cut 4 lighter squares and 5 dark ones, I just used more of my lighter fabric because I have more of it.)
I made mine 5 inches, but you can use any measurement you like.
Now arrange them.
Work in rows to sew them. I sewed from top to bottom. So, using the picture below, I sewed Square 1 to Square 2, then Square 2 to Square 3. I did the same thing for squares 4,5,6 and 7,8,9.
You’ll end up with 3 strips.
Press your seams. I pressed mine to towards the darker fabric.
Now pin your strips together. Using the photo below, pin Strip 1 to Strip 2 and sew. Then pin Strip 2 to Strip 3 and sew.
After sewing and ironing your seams, you should end up with something like this!
Try any fabric combination you want. Here’s another example, this time I used all different fabrics and 3 inch blocks.
You could make these just to practice or you could make a bunch of them, sew them together and make an entire 9 patch quilt!
And if you want to get really fancy, you could try a disappearing nine patch next!