Nine Patch Plaid Quilt Block Pattern

Nine patch plaid quilt block

Nine patch plaid quilt block

The nine patch plaid quilt block is an extremely easy block.  It would work for a jelly roll quilt and it has also given me an idea for a quilt to match some curtains that I’m making.  I’ve made it here as an 18″ square finished size and there’s not a half square triangle to be seen!

It may look slightly lopsided, but that gives you a lot of scope for changing the design by rotating the blocks within a quilt.

Cutting requirements for the nine patch plaid quilt block

3.1/2″ squares:  eight light blue, six white, four dark blue

9.1/2″ by 3.1/2″ rectangles:  two white

15.1/2″ by 3.1/2″ rectangle:  one dark blue

18.1/2″ by 3.1/2″ rectangle:  one dark blue

Block layout

Block layout

Make the 9 patch plaid quilt block

Begin the layout with a white square in the middle. Place a dark blue square on each edge of the central square and add a light blue square in each corner of this central section.

Above the central section lay a 9.1/2″ white rectangle with a light blue square on either side of it.  Repeat for the bottom row.  Place three white squares down each side.  Finally place the 15.1/2″ dark blue rectangle across the top of the block and the 18.1/2″ dark blue rectangle down the left hand side.

Partially sewn block

Partially sewn block

The reason that I have used white rectangles across top and bottom but individual squares down the sides is purely for simplicity.  By doing it this way I can sew the squares across each row before sewing them all together.

The squares without the dark blue rectangles make a 25 patch block.  Sew the squares together across each row and then sew the rows to each other.  Finally sew the top dark blue rectangle to the block and then add the other dark blue rectangle to the left hand side.

Quilt suggestions

Basic quilt suggestion

Basic quilt suggestion

I have shown a quilt with the nine patch plaid block laid out in four rows of four with no rotations.  Quite a pretty block, but not terribly interesting.

Quilt design with rotations

Quilt design with rotations

Once you introduce rotations, though, you can transform the quilt design.  I think that this makes a far more interesting design.

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  1. Dear Rose – a bright and cheerful block with lots of possibilities. Thank you.

    I hope you are enjoying yourself. Life is a bit too short to do anything else.

    all best Janny

    • Hi Janny. I was pleased with this block. Definitely enjoying life – I’ve just returned from a week in Cuba.

  2. Your fabrics are always to lovely – but it’s the way you put them together that is so clever. Both versions of this nine patch plaid quilt block that you’ve shown look spectacular.

    • Thanks, June. You’re very kind. My middle son and his partner have chosen some blues for the curtains that they’ve asked me to make, and I think that this pattern is just the one to go in that room. Although I’d better get the curtains done first!

  3. Colleen McKinlay says:

    Another winning quilt design. Love it. Definitely on the top of my to make list. Blue and white is so crisp and clean looking. My favourite colour combination. Thanks Rose.

    • Thanks, Colleen. I agree – blue and white make a wonderful combination. But then, I would think that blue looks good with anything!

  4. Hi Rose,
    That’s a Wonderful pattern for a Father’s day gift, or a man . I love nautical themes. And both patterns are fantastic.
    Thank you once again for sharing your Beautiful ideas.?
    Have a great day, hugs June (USA)