Assemble Double Nine-Patch Blocks
1. Referring to Diagram 1, sew together nine assorted print 1-1⁄2" squares in three rows. Press seams open. Join rows to make a Nine-Patch unit. Press seams open. The Nine-Patch unit should be 3-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 48 Nine-Patch units total.
2. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together five Nine-Patch units and four light blue print 3-1⁄2" squares in three horizontal rows. Press seams toward blue print squares or open. Join rows to make a Double Nine-Patch block. The block should be 9-1⁄2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make nine Double Nine-Patch blocks total. Set aside remaining Nine-Patch units to use in star blocks.