Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch Quilt and Pattern
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 designs available! Here is another very easy blue quilt you van make with your scraps.
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.
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.
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!
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.
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.
Third Border. Measure the quilt once again and repeat as for First Border.
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.
If you are a blue lover, you may also enjoy this project,
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Have a wonderful Quilty day,
All the best,
19 thoughts on “Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch and Pattern”
Is this not the Irish chain?
Love it! Would like it bigger for a queen size bed.
I have a lot of Delft Blue items in my home. I think this quilt is going to be a project for me. 🙂
I am going to try this one. Love it.
Gorgeous! I love blue and this is a winner. And so easy too.
It would be nice if the measurements were in yds and not meters can’t make any since out of it
1.5 m = 1.64 yd
2.75m = 3.007 yd
The cutting instructions are given in standard measurements. Pretty straightforward.
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…
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!
Where did you get the fabric for your beautiful quilt?
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.
Thank you for responding.
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!
Thank you for your comment. I hope you have fun making this quilt. A print button has been added to the post now.
cannot seem to find the print button????
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!
This is my pattern. Al the details are in the post. Maybe you can print it out!
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.