Earlier in October I posted a QOV top that I had completed at retreat. The blocks were mostly leader/enders that were already made. Here the top is shown horizontally on my design wall.
This is a super easy project, a great scrap buster, suitable for all skill levels, and it's a great throw size, 60" x 84". I promised a tutorial, so here it is.
Scrappy Nine-Patch Stars Tutorial
copyright 2017 Jan Ochterbeck
Nine-Patch Stars QOV, 60" x 84"
Use as much variety as
If using scraps, pieces
must be large enough to cut 7” squares.
Assorted dark prints: reds, blues, tans, etc., about
3 yards total.
Assorted light neutral prints, about 3-1/2 yards
5-1/4 yards backing fabric
3/4 yard binding fabric
Cut the following from assorted Light prints:
224 2-1/2” squares (or 14 WOF strips)
Cut the following from assorted Red prints:
Cut the following from assorted Blue Prints:
From assorted dark prints (reds, blues, tans,
etc.) cut the following:
squares (or 17 WOF strips)
Half Square Triangles: Make 16 assorted red HSTs
and make 19 blue HSTs
Mark each 7” light square on the diagonal on the
With a light and a dark 7” square right sides
together, stitch 1/4” on each side of the diagonal line
Cut apart on the diagonal line and press seams
Square up and trim to 6-1/2”
Nine-patch blocks: Make blocks as scrappy as
possible. Note: strip piecing will speed up the process; sub-cut strips into
Make 46 nine-patch blocks with dark corners
Make 8 nine-patch blocks with light corners
Lay out blocks and plain light squares in rows
following the diagram below.
Note that the light-corner nine-patch blocks are
used only within the stars, alternating with dark-corner nine-patch blocks. All
other nine-patch blocks used elsewhere have dark corners.
Sew blocks into rows; press seams in
odd-numbered rows to the left and even-numbered rows to the right.
Row Assembly Diagram
Piece backing to 70” x 94”
Layer, baste, and quilt as desired.
· Cut 8 WOF binding strips 2-1/2” wide; join lengthwise and bind using your preferred method.
This easy layout of simple nine-patch and HST components would make a great throw in any colorway, not just for QOV. Does someone on your list need a quilty gift this holiday season?
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