This simple wall quilt features a twist on the classic 9-patch block. We decorated it with designs from the Redwork Cardinal Set.
The finished size of the quilt is about 28" (71 cm) square.
For embroidery, you will need embroidery threads (either polyester or rayon) and light-weight cut-away stabilizer.
For the quilt, you will need:
Out of the solid light-colored fabric, cut 5 squares measuring 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".
Out of red fabric, cut
Sewing the 9-Patch Block
Take 2 red and 1 patterned strips measuring 2 1/2" x 20". Sew them together with the red strips on the outside.
Subcut the new strip into 8 small strips 2 1/2" wide.
Take 1 red and 2 patterned strips measuring 2 1/2" x 10". Sew them together with the patterned strips on the outside.
Subcut the new strip into 4 small strips 2 1/2" wide.
Using 2 red-patterned-red and 1 light-patterned-light strips, sew them into a 9-patch block. Repeat with the remaining strips to get 4 blocks.
Sew together the red strip measuring 2 1/2" x 20" and the patterned strip measuring 2 1/2" x 20".
Cut strip into 8 smaller strips measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2":
Sew the smaller strips into squares, alternating the colors:
Assembling the Quilt Top
Sew the first and the third rows using one 9-patch block and the two 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" fabric squares:
Sew the second row using two 9-patch block and one 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" fabric square:
Sew the rows together:
Attaching the Borders:
Sew the red 1 1/2" x 18 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Sew the red 1 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.
Sew the two 4 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.
Sew the corner blocks to the ends of the remaining two 4 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips.
Sew these new strips to the upper and lower edges of the quilt top.
Decide which design goes into each block and embroider the designs one by one. Please don't forget to stabilize the blocks.
Quilting and Finishing:
Spread the backing on your table, face down. Cover the backing with batting. Cover with the working piece. Pin all three layers together with 1" pins.
We quilted around the embroidery and all over the quilt in a free-motion style. Remove the pins while quilting.
Press the work with heavy steam and square the work -- all corners should be 90 degrees and opposite sides should be of the same length. Finish the raw edges with binding.
Your quilt is ready! Enjoy!