Wednesday, June 01, 2005

Double Delight, Part 5!

Double Delight!

~A Quiltville Mystery Quilt~

©Bonnie K Hunter 2008
Part 5!

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The Double 9 Patch Block!

It's time to put the LAST units together!

Is there anything as timeless or as classic as a Double 9 Patch block? This is ALSO the block that gave this quilt it's name! Double as in two different Square in a Square units, and Double...as in Double 9 Patch!

You will need the 80 3.5" squares that you cut in the previous step, combining 4 of these with 5 of the 9 patches to make the block.

Make 20 Double 9 Patch blocks!

These will go a LOT faster than the Rolling Star blocks! I can do these without pinning at all because of the way the seams are pressed. Press all seams towards the light unpieced squares. I know some people say to press towards the dark, and usually that works fine, but a quilt top will also lay flatter with much less bulk if you press a pieced seam towards an unpieced unit. If we press towards the 9 patches, those little seams are going to have to double back on themselves! And that would be no Double Delight! :cD Especially when it comes to the quilting process.

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