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Block of the Week 24 Nine Patch On Point

Block of the Week 24 Nine Patch On Point

This week will be strip piecing Nine Patch blocks, creating a Four Patch and then finishing with a Square in a Square to complete the Nine Patch On Point block.

The Nine Patch blocks will be slightly larger and will need to be trimmed down a little before completing the center Four Patch.

The completed block will also be just slightly larger and will need be trimmed to 12 1/2".

You will need 4 colors and a background

Fabric A - Color 1

Fabric B - Color 2

Fabric C - Color 3

Fabric D - Color 4

Fabric E - Background


Fabric A - Cut 2 - 2" x 9" strips

Fabric B - Cut 1 - 2" x 5" strip

Fabric C - 2 - 4 3/4" squares

Fabric D - 2 - 7" squares

Cut the above 2 squares on the diagonal to make 4 triangles.

Fabric E - Cut 1 - 2" x 9" strip

Fabric E - Cut 2 - 2" x 5" strips


We will begin by strip piecing the Nine Patch blocks. Take the 2 Fabric A 9" strips and the 1 Fabric E 9" strip. Lay them out as shown.

Sew these 3 strips together and press toward the Fabric A strips.

Cut the above strips into 4 - 2" segments.

Layout the 2 Fabric E 5" strips and the Fabric B 5" strip as shown.

Sew the above strips together, press toward the Fabric B strip.

Cut the above strip set into 2 - 2" segments.

Layout the segments as shown.

Sew the segments together. Press out toward the outer segments.

This will be slightly larger than it needs to be, trim down to 4 3/4" square.

Repeat for the other Nine Patch. You will have 2 Nine Patch blocks that measure 4 3/4" square.

To create the center Four Patch, take the Nine Patch Blocks from above and the 2 Fabric C squares and lay them out as shown below.

Sew the top 2 squares together and the bottom 2 squares together. Press toward the Fabric C squares.

Sew these 2 rows together to complete the Four Patch. I pressed the seam open.

The Four Patch should measure 9" square.

To complete this block we are doing a Square in a Square. Take the 4 Fabric D triangles and lay out your block as shown below.

Fold the long side of a triangle in half to find the middle. Line up that fold with the middle seam of the Four Patch and pin in place. 

Sew this triangle to the Four Patch.

Then repeat for the opposite side.

Press toward the Fabric D triangles.

Add the other 2 triangles the same way.

Press toward the Fabric D triangles.

Your block will be just a little larger than it needs to be. Trim the block to 12 1/2". Be sure to leave 1/4" seam at the points of the Four Patch.

Your Nine Patch On Point is complete! 

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Posted by Beth Spillane

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