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9-Patch Cardinal Wall Quilt

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.


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For embroidery, you will need embroidery threads (either polyester or rayon) and light-weight cut-away stabilizer.

For the quilt, you will need:

  • 1 fat quarter of solid light-colored fabric for the embroidered blocks,
  • 1/2 yard of red fabric with golden dots for the 9-patch blocks, first border and binding,
  • 1 yard of patterned fabric (light background with branches and red berries) for the 9-patch blocks and borders,
  • fabric for the backing,
  • batting.

Cutting:

Out of the solid light-colored fabric, cut 5 squares measuring 6 1/2" x 6 1/2".

Out of red fabric, cut

  • 3 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 20";
  • 1 strip measuring 2 1/2" x 10";
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 18 1/2" and
  • 2 strips measuring 1 1/2" x 20 1/2".
Cut the remaining fabric into strips 2 1/2" wide and the length the fabric permits, for the binding you will need a strip measuring 2 1/2" x 116'-118".

Out of patterned fabric, cut
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x20",
  • 2 strips measuring 2 1/2" x 10",
  • 4 strips measuring 4 1/2" x 20 1/2".

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.

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Subcut the new strip into 8 small strips 2 1/2" wide.

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Take 1 red and 2 patterned strips measuring 2 1/2" x 10". Sew them together with the patterned strips on the outside.

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Subcut the new strip into 4 small strips 2 1/2" wide.

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

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.

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt


Sewing the Corner Blocks

Sew together the red strip measuring 2 1/2" x 20" and the patterned strip measuring 2 1/2" x 20".

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Cut strip into 8 smaller strips measuring 2 1/2" x 4 1/2":

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Sew the smaller strips into squares, alternating the colors:

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

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:

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Sew the second row using two 9-patch block and one 6 1/2" x 6 1/2" fabric square:

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Sew the rows together:

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Attaching the Borders:

Sew the red 1 1/2" x 18 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Sew the red 1 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips to the upper and lower edges of the working piece.

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Sew the two 4 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips to the left and right edges of the working piece.

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Sew the corner blocks to the ends of the remaining two 4 1/2" x 20 1/2" strips.

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Sew these new strips to the upper and lower edges of the quilt top.

9 Patch Cardinal Quilt

Embroidery:

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!

Happy Stitching!

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