If you look closely you will notice that not all of my solid squares are the same color. To make the quilt more interesting, I chose 2 shades of off white, Straw and Parchment, and alternated them in the setting blocks. I made that decision before constructing any of the 9 patch blocks, so I was also able to make the light blocks in the 9 patches coordinate with the setting blocks. Parchment against Parchment and Straw against Straw - after all I AM an Art School Graduate!
Now before things get even more complicated, lets get going on the instructions!
ON POINT SETTING
68" BY 85"
80 nine patch blocks
3 yards for setting squares
2/3 yard binding
4 1/4 yards backing
From the setting square fabric cut:
11 strips 6 1/2 inches
From these strips cut 63 squares measuring 6 1/2"
3 strips 10", cross cut these strips into 9 squares measuring 10 inches
Cut these squares diagonally twice to yield 4 triangles from each square for your side setting triangles
Cut 2 squares 6 inches and cut both in half, diagonally one time to yield 2 triangles from each square. These will be your corner triangles.
1. Arrange the 9 patch blocks in 10 rows of 8 blocks each, having each block on point. Fill in the center spaces with the setting squares. Fill in the outer edges using the large triangles. Place the smaller triangles on each corner.
2. Stitch the rows together diagonally beginning in one corner. Take care to orient the side triangles in the proper direction on each end of the pieced row. Press the seams in each row in the opposite direction of the previous row.
3. Stitch the rows together to form the completed quilt top. Press,
The setting triangles are cut to size, but the corner triangles are a bit over sized. Trim the corner triangles as needed.
Tomorrow we will cover sashing options!