Assemble the Nine-Patch Blocks
1. Referring to Diagram 1, lay out one set of five cream print 1-1/2-inch squares and one set of four solid red 1-1/2-inch squares in three horizontal rows. Sew together the squares in each row. Press the seam allowances toward the solid red squares. Then join the rows to make a Nine-Patch block. Press the seam allowances in one direction. The pieced Nine-Patch block should measure 3-1/2 inches square, including the seam allowances.
2. Repeat Step 1 to make a total of 102 Nine-Patch blocks. Set aside four blocks for the border.