I’m so pleased with this quilt pattern – it came from the scotch heather quilt block which is a Nancy Page nine patch block and I love all the designs that have turned up when I sewed several blocks together. I have used 1/2 yard of red fabric, 3/4 yard of blue and just over 3/4 yard of white fabric. The quilt measures 44″ square.
2.7/8″ squares: eight in red and white, forty eight in blue and white
2.1/2″ squares: eighty four white, sixty four blue and sixty four red
for the border you will need four 2″ strips each of red and blue fabric
Making the quilt top
The 2.7/8″ squares are all used to make half square triangles in the combinations given 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.
There are four nine patch units in each block, so you will need sixteen of these altogether. These are made using 2.1/2″ squares set out as shown on the left. Sew three squares together across each row and then sew the rows together.
Lay the patchwork squares out in nine rows of nine squares. There’s a nine patch unit in each quarter surrounded by plain squares and half square triangles. The central lines are white and red alternating squares and the half square triangles are all round the edges of the block.
Sew the squares together across the top, middle and bottom rows. Sew the three squares together in columns on either side of the nine patch units and then sew those rows together. Sew all the rows to each other. Make four of these quilt blocks.
For the quilt borders I used 2″ strips of red and blue fabric. I kept them deliberately thin so that the final borders would still be less than the width of the fabric and so I wouldn’t need to sew two pieces together.
For the first border, the red, I used two strips 36.1/2″ long for the top and bottom and two strips 39.1/2″ long for the sides. For the second, blue, border, I used two strips 39.1/2″ long for the top and bottom and two strips 42.1/2″ long for the sides.
That completes the scotch heather quilt top. It is now ready for layering, quilting and binding. Full details of these steps can be found in the beginner quilting section.
Here’s the video: