Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch Quilt and Pattern
Hello Dear Friends and Readers.
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 or indigo 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.
This is an easy quilt design suitable for a beginner too. There are always blue on white fabric designs available.
Here is another very easy blue quilt you can make with your scraps.
If you would like to make the Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch quilt here is the pattern.
Finished quilt size approximately 70″ x 70″.
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.
Please note that my border print was running vertically through the fabric.
Requirements for the Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch 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
3 metres / yards of white homespun.
Instructions for Cutting the Fabric for the Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch Quilt
From the Delft blue print cut 7 x 3 ½” width of fabric strips for the nine patch blocks and sub cut 73 of 3 ½” x 3 ½” squares
And 7 of 2 ½” width of fabric 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 for Piecing the Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch Quilt
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.)
Each block will be 9 ½” x 9 ½”
NOTE: If strip piecing, keep the remnants from the nine patch blocks to use in the borders!
Lay out the 13 of Nine Patch blocks into a Square of 25 blocks alternating with the 12 of 9 ½” x 9 ½” white homespun squares, beginning and ending with a nine patch block. Sew the blocks together then press. Five rows of five.
First Border for the Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch Quilt
Measure the quilt. It should be 45 ½” x 45 ½”
Using the 3 ½” White homespun strips, join together to make four 3 ½” x 45 ½” and add a border to two opposite sides of the quilt.
From 4 of the remaining 3 1/2″ Delft blue squares sew one to each end of the remaining two of 3 ½” x 45 ½” white Strips to make cornerstones.
Sew these two borders to the other two sides of the quilt ensuring that the blue cornerstones nest nicely.
Second Border for the Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch Quilt.
Using eight each of the blue 3 ½” x 3 ½” squares and of white 3 ½” x 3 ½” squares to make four four patch blocks.
Press the units. Measure the quilt at this stage should be 51 ½” x 51 ½”
Sew a 6 ½” x 51 ½” Delft Blue focus print strip to two opposite sides of the quilt top.
Add a 6 ½” x 6 ½” four patch unit to each end of the remaining two 6 ½’ x 51 ½” Delft blue border focus strips to make the cornerstones for this border. Ensure the cornerstones have the blue squares running towards the corners.
Sew them to the other two sides of the quilt top ensuring that the seams nest nicely.
Third Border for the Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch Quilt.
Measure the quilt once again, at this stage my quilt is 54” x 54”
Using the joined 3 ½” white width of fabric strips, add a 54” strip to two opposite sides of the quilt top.
As for First Border, add a 3 ½” x 3 ½” blue square to each end of the remaining two 3 ½” x 54” white width of fabric strips.
Sew these two border strips to the other two sides of the quilt top ensuring that the cornerstones are nicely nested.
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
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Have a wonderful Quilty day,
All the best,
© Susan Stuklis 2015