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How to Make a Nine Patch Quilt Block

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.)

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Making a Quilt from a Moda Honey Bun: Part 1

I was going through my fabric the other day, trying to decide what to keep and what to get rid of, when I came across 2  Moda Honey Buns that I had completely forgotten I’d bought. I think I bought them a couple of years ago because they was on sale.

So I’ve decided to use them to make another quilt. I thought it might be interesting to blog about the entire process and document my thoughts along the way rather than just blog my fabric choice and then my finished quilt, so I’m going to start at the beginning. Since my fabric dictates my pattern, not the other way around, I’m more limited than normal as to the type of quilt I’ll make. I’m also looking for something super simple, since I have a lot going on right now, so that’s also affecting what I’ll make.

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