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81-Patch Wall Hanging

Strip piecing makes quick work of this quilt’s construction, and it’s good practice for perfecting your 1/4" seams.


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Inspired by "Capture The Canyon" from collector Julie Hendricksen
Quiltmaker: Laura Boehnke

Tonga Batiks from Timeless Treasures were used to make this bright nine-blocks wall hanging. By alternating the values of batiks in the blocks, the quiltmaker created a secondary Nine-Patch pattern.

Plan the Quilt
This quilt uses two fabrics in each block. Five blocks are medium/dark, and four blocks are medium/light which creates a secondary Nine-Patch design. Want to make a scrappier version of this quilt? View a slide show of ideas for fabric close-ups and different block versions. Or, download this project for ideas using multiple fabrics in each block. For a scrappy version, you’ll need 729—1-3/4" squares total (81 for each of the nine—11-1/4" square–finished blocks).
5—1/4-yard pieces assorted dark batiks in purple and blue (blocks)
9—1/4-yard pieces assorted medium batiks in blue, red, green, orange, and purple (blocks)
4—1/4-yard pieces assorted light batiks in yellow, pink, and green (blocks)
5/8 yard blue–and–black batik (border, binding)
2-1/2 yards backing fabric
46" square batting

Finished quilt: 39-1/4" square
Finished block: 11-1/4" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics.

Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated. {C}