Use holiday prints to give a classic Double Nine-Patch block seasonal flair. Fabrics are from the Holidays at Home collection by Faye Burgos for Marcus Fabrics.

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Materials

Inspired by Urban Amish from designers Cori Derksen and Myra Harder of Blue Meadow Designs
Quilt tester: Laura Boehnke

1/2 yard total assorted green and red prints (blocks)
1-1/2 yards tan print (blocks, setting and corner triangles)
9x22" piece (fat eighth) red bird print (blocks)
1-1/3 yards red-and-green stripe (inner border)
2 yards red-and-green floral (outer border, binding)
4 yards backing fabric
71" square batting

Finished quilt: 63" square
Finished blocks: 9" square

Quantities are for 44/45"-wide, 100% cotton fabrics. Measurements include 1/4" seam allowances. Sew with right sides together unless otherwise stated.

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Cut Fabrics

Cut pieces in the following order. Cut inner border strips lengthwise (parallel to the selvages).

From assorted green and red prints, cut:
225-1-1/2" squares (45 sets of 5 matching squares)

From tan print, cut:
180-1-1/2" squares
2-15" squares, cutting each diagonally twice in an X for 8 setting triangles total
4-9-1/2" setting squares
2-8" squares, cutting each in half diagonally for 4 corner triangles total
24-31-/2" squares

From red bird print, cut:
12-3-1/2" squares

From red-and-green stripe, cut:
2-4-1/2x47" inner border strips
2-4-1/2x39" inner border strips

From red-and-green floral, cut:
6-8-1/2x42" strips for outer border
7-2-1/2x42" binding strips

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Assemble Nine-Patch Units

1. Lay out one set of green or red print 1-1/2" squares and four tan print 1-1/2" squares in three rows (Diagram 1).

2. Sew together squares in each row. Press seams toward green or red print.

3. Join rows to make a Nine-Patch unit. Press seams in one direction. The unit should be 3-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make 45 Nine-Patch units total.

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Assemble Blocks

1. Referring to Diagram 2, sew together five Nine-Patch units and four red bird print 3-1/2" squares in three rows. Press seams toward squares. Join rows to make a dark Double Nine-Patch block. Press seams in one direction. The block should be 9-1/2" square including seam allowances. Repeat to make three dark Double Nine-Patch blocks total.

2. Using tan print 3-1/2" squares instead of red bird print, repeat Step 1 to make a light Double Nine-Patch block (Diagram 3). Repeat to make six light Double Nine-Patch blocks total.

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Assemble Quilt Center

1. Referring to Quilt Assembly Diagram, lay out light and dark Double Nine-Patch blocks, setting squares, and setting triangles in five diagonal rows.

2. Sew together pieces in each row. Press seams toward setting squares and triangles.

3. Join rows; press seams in one direction. Add corner triangles to make quilt center. Trim quilt center to 39" including seam allowances.

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Add Borders

1. Sew red-and-green stripe 4-1/2x39" inner border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add red-and-green stripe 4-1/2x47" inner border strips to remaining edges. Press all seams toward inner border.

2. Cut and piece red-and-green floral 8-1/2x42" strips to make:

  • 2-8-1/2x63" outer border strips
  • 2-8-1/2x47" outer border strips

3. Sew short red-and-green floral outer border strips to opposite edges of quilt center. Add long red-and-green floral outer border strips to remaining edges to complete quilt top. Press all seams toward outer border.

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Finish Quilt

1. Layer quilt top, batting, and backing; baste.

2. Quilt as desired.

3. Bind with red-and-green floral binding strips.

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