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Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch and Pattern

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Delft Blue Chaining Nine Patch Quilt and Pattern

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!  Here is another very easy blue quilt you van make with your scraps.

Charm Printz Quilt & Tutorial

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.

If you are a blue lover, you may also enjoy this project,

Periwinkle Blues Quilt

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Have a wonderful Quilty day,

All the best,

Susie