Wheeling Nine Patch Quilt Block

Wheeling nine patch quilt block

Wheeling nine patch quilt block

The wheeling nine patch quilt block is a delightful twist on an old favourite.  It also translates into a lovely quilt with lots of secondary patterns forming.  It’s classified as a nine patch block (obviously!) and I have made it here as an 18″ square finished size.

Cutting requirements for the wheeling nine patch quilt block

3.7/8″ squares:  four each in pink and white, four each in pink and brown, four each in brown and white

3.1/2″ squares:  one pink, three white, eight brown

Make half square triangles

Make half square triangles

Making the wheeling nine patch quilt block

Make half square triangles using the 3.7/8″ squares in the colour combinations listed above.  Place two squares with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal.  Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the marked line and cut along the line to produce two half square triangle units.  Press the seam allowances towards the darker fabric and trim the two corners where fabric sticks out.

Wheeling nine patch quilt block layout

Wheeling nine patch quilt block layout

Lay the squares out in six rows of six.  There’s no point in my describing the layout because it’s which way round the half square triangles are placed that is crucial.  The best that I can suggest is that you lay the squares out as shown in the photo and then check for the larger designs:  things like the star made with four brown and one pink square and the diamonds formed with two pink or two brown triangles.

When you’re happy with the layout, sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other to complete the wheeling nine patch quilt block.

Wheeling nine patch quilt suggestion

Wheeling nine patch quilt suggestion

For the quilt suggestion, I have placed nine blocks together in three rows of three.  It makes a delightfully interesting quilt.  I experimented with rotating blocks, but it didn’t enhance the design at all – if anything it made the quilt look a little muddled.

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  1. Hi Rose
    This is a very interesting looking quilt. I am going to put it in my t do bucket. Let me know if you make any changes and i will do the same. I really appreciate all the work you put in for these quilts.
    Some day I would like to see a real quilt like were made in the “olden ‘days. I guess that would be a sampler quilt ,right? Also there are very few round table tops. Do you ever run into any?
    Guess I will do some sewing while my hubby is watching the ball game.

    • Hi Pat.You’d be able to see vintage quilts at many museums. Many quilters still make traditional style quilts which you could see at any quilt show – it’s a wonderful experience seeing hundreds of quilts together.

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