Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch and Pattern

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Delft Blue  Chaining Nine Patch.

Hello Everyone.  Today I’m sharing with you a blue and white quilt.  This is a simple example of a two colour quilt.   I bought a beautiful feature Delft blue and white rose print and border print some time ago.  Something about blue and white is so traditional and a reminder of beautiful China and porcelain.  Delft blue, cobalt blue and white designs are  traditional and popular designs. which have been present for many centuries.

I decided to just enjoy this beautiful fabric in a simplistic form.

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This is an easy quilt design suitable for a beginner too.  There are always blue on white designs available!

If you would like to make this quilt here is the pattern.

Finished quilt size approximately 69″ x 69″.

Block size 9 1/2″.  Finished block size 9″.

Fabrics are all cotton and based on 42″ Width Of Fabric ( WOF)  All fabrics have been washed and gently pressed before use.  Seam allowances are based on 1/4 inch.  Please read all instructions before commencing.

Ingredients for the Quilt

1.5 metres / yards of Delft blue and white feature border fabric.

1.5 metres / yards of Delft blue and white  print for the nine patch blocks and binding

2.75  metres / yards of white homespun.

Cutting

From the white homespun cut 12 x 9 1/2″ blocks for the setting blocks, and 18 x 3 1/2″ strips for the nine patch blocks and the first and third borders.

From the Delft blue print cut 7 x 3 1/2″ strips for the nine patch blocks and 7 x 2 1/2″ strips for the binding.

From the Delft blue feature border print cut 4 x 6 1/2″ strips lengthwise from the fabric for the second border.

Method

This quilt can be made with the strip piecing method.

From the 3 1/2″ Delft blue Strips and 5 of the 3 1/2″ White Homespun strips make the 13 x Nine Patch blocks.  Press the blocks.  (This means that each block is made from 5 of 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ Blue squares and 4 of 3 1/2″ x 3 1/2″ white homespun background squares.)

NB. Keep the remnants from the nine patch blocks to use in the borders!

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Lay out the 13 x Nine Patch blocks alternating with the 12 x  9 1/2″ white homespun squares, beginning and ending with a nine patch block.  Sew the blocks together then press.

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First border.  Measure the quilt.  Using the 3 1/2″  White homespun strips, join together and add a border to two opposite sides of the quilt.  Use 4 of the remaining 3 1/2″ Delft blue squares to make cornerstones when adding the borders to the two remaining sides of the quilt.

Second Border.  Make 4 x four patch units using the 3 1/2″ Delft blue and white.  Press the units.  Measure the quilt.  Add the 6 1/2″ Delft blue border focus strips incorporating the 4 x four patch units as the cornerstones for this border.  Ensure the cornerstones have the blue squares running towards the corners.

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Third Border.  Measure the quilt once again and  repeat as for First Border.

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Once the third border is completed, the quilt is ready for sandwiching and quilting.  I stipple quilted all the white areas of the quilt and left the blue areas plain.

Use the 2 1/2″ strips to make the matching binding strips.

 

10 thoughts on “Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch and Pattern”

  1. Blue and white is such a classic look as is blue and yellow….wish I’d seen this post this morning as homespun on sale at Spotlight….won’t be back for a day or two, did enough damage to the plastic – bought batting for 3 cot quilts, fabric and backing for a cot quilt, fabric for appliqué quilt, 4 reels of cotton (how expensive is cotton these days!) and some embroidery thread…

    1. Yes you are right on all counts. I try to buy fabric which is classic including homespun as you say. These fabrics transcend time. And yes, totally agree, I’m feeling that the threads are much more expensive than the fabric!

    1. Dear Nancy. I think I bought it at “Spotlight” some time back, but I noticed some similar fabrics when I was out shopping the other day. This is a classic colour. I’m sure you should find something similar. Blue is such a classic.

  2. You could sell me anything in blue, but this is one of the prettiest (and easiest) quilts that I have seen in a while! This is the first time I have been on your site. I have always wanted to make a quilt, and I would like to try this as my first project. I am not sure if I am ‘missing’ something, but is there a “PRINT’ button so I can print this out? I tried to copy and paste the cutting directions, but ‘it’ wouldn’t let me! Thank you!

    1. Thank you for your comment. I hope you have fun making this quilt. A print button has been added to the post now.

  3. I tried unsuccessfully to copy your pattern details from the screen. Can you suggest where I might find acquire the pattern? I would love to make this quilt! Thank you for your response!

  4. Very pretty – simple and nicely done. I must admit I’m partial to blue and that may be one of the things that attracted me to your quilt.

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