Monday, October 11, 2010

BOW #19 Uneven Nine Patch

Recently at a retreat I made a small Uneven Nine Patch, so this would be a good time to post this block.  It's made with small blocks, but it would look good in a larger size, too.

Typically, the Uneven  Nine-Patch is made with the center square twice as large as the corner squares.  So, to make a 12" finished block, you'll need:

(1) 6-1/2" square dark
(4) 3-12" squares dark
(4) 3-1/2" x 6-1/2" rectangles light

Arrange them as you would a 5 dark/4 light nine patch:

You could also double-up on this block, replacing the larger square in the center with a pieced block.
Or, perhaps a large print in the center, and coordinating solid-ish fabrics in the corners.
Or, use it as a signature block, with people signing in the light rectangles.  (Hmmm...maybe with photos as the center piece?)

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