Blooming Nine Patch

Blooming Nine Patch

Learn how to make this Blooming Nine Patch quilt.  It’s made from beginner blocks – squares and nine patch blocks – that are set on point.  Part of the magic of this pattern is how the fabric appears to blend together in some of the rows.  It’s fun to learn how your fabric choices can lead to more or less fabric blending*.  I’m always amazed at the beauty of this simple quilt.

You’ll find links to the FREE pattern and handouts below along with links to other videos that you might find useful when working on this quilt.  Also – take a look at some other Blooming Nine Patch Quilts (see below).  

* Striped fabric or other directional fabrics won’t blend as well as solids and prints.  They can be used but will add an extra challenge.

Links to Handouts: 

Supply List for Blooming 9 Patch (PDF):

Yardage: (100% cotton works best!) * Striped fabric or other directional fabrics won’t blend as well as solids and prints.  They can be used but will add an extra challenge.

  • Fabric 1 – 1/2 yard
  • Fabric 2 – 7/8 yard
  • Fabric 3 – 1  1/4 yard
  • Fabric 4 – 1  1/2 yard
  • Backing – for 42 1/2″ by 56 1/2″ quilt
  • Batting – for 42 1/2″ by 56 1/2″ quilt

Notions/Tools:

  • Cutting Tools (scissors, rotary ruler, mat and cutter)
  • Needle, Thread & Pins
  • Iron & Sewing Machine

MORE Blooming Nine Patch Quilts:

4 comments

  1. I have made this quilt 3 times, and I’m about to make my 4th. I have NEVER been disappointed with the turn out. It is so easy, make good fabric choices and it will awe everyone.

  2. How to determine the appropriate width sizes for a strip set if I want to make 9 patch block that will be a 5″ finished blocks?

    1. Hello! I hope I am understanding this correctly. You would like to make a 5″ (finished size – fs) 9 patch block. To figure out the width of the strips in your block, you first have to determine the size of the squares in the 9 patch block by dividing 5 (the width – fs) by 3 (number of squares across width). This ends up being a “weird” measurement – 1 2/3 of an inch. Add 1/2″ (1/4″ seam allowance) to get the cutting size which is 2 1/6″. You won’t find this on your rotary ruler. You could round up to the nearest line which is 2 1/4″ and then cut your strips this length but it isn’t precise. OR you could Google “where is 2 1/6″ on a ruler” and you’ll see a picture of where this is on the ruler (between 2 1/8 and 2 3/16). Use tape to mark this spot on your ruler so you remain consistent when cutting. Cut your strips this wide.
      Hope this helps! (This would make a great “how to” video – Thanks for the idea AND thanks for visiting LearnHowToQuilt.com!)

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