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9 Banyan Batik fat quarters make a superb modern quilt

 

Yesterday I showed you how to use 2 fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks Visual Sound collection to make a modern-style table runner.

 

Table runner from just 2 fat quarters
Table runner from just 2 fat quarters

 

Today, I’ll show you how I used the following fabrics to make a modern-style lap quilt using a total of 9 fat quarters:

fabrics

  • 6 fat quarters from the Banyan Batiks Feathers collection in the Mandarin Teal colorway
  • 1 fat quarter from each of these Ketanfabrics – 81000-522 (Sunburst) and 81000-442 (Steel Glaze)
  • 1 fat quarter from the Brush Strokes collection – 81230-59
  • ⅝ yd of Ketan – 8100-649 (Indigo) for the inner border and binding

 

Banyan Batiks "Feathers" collection in the Mandarin Teal colorway
Banyan Batiks “Feathers” collection in the Mandarin Teal colorway

 

Ketan has dozens of colors in the collection and, along with Brush Strokes and Shibori, is a perfect blender for all the Banyan Batiks fabrics.

Believe it or not, this quilt started out with 2 simple nine patch blocks!

 

Use 9 fat quarters of Banyan Batiks to make this quilt.
Use 9 fat quarters of Banyan Batiks to make this quilt.

 

Here’s how you can make your own version of this quilt.

From each of 9 Banyan Batiks fat quarters, cut 2 – 10″ squares. There will be a strip left from each fat quarter that is approximately 8″ x 22″. These strips will be used for the border, but they don’t have to be cut to an exact size yet.

 

Cutting diagram for each fat quarter
Cutting diagram for each fat quarter

 

Sew the 10″ squares together to make 2 – nine patch blocks. Have 9 different fabrics in each block.

Arrange the fabrics the same in each block.

 

Nine Patch block with 9 different fabrics
Nine Patch block with 9 different fabrics

 

Cut each block into 4 equal sections.

 

Cut each block into 4 equal sections.
Cut each block into 4 equal sections.

 

Now you can “play” with the 4 sections to create a new block. There are many ways to arrange the pieces, but this is the one I chose.

Sew the sections together and you’ll have 2 new blocks.

 

Sew the sections together.
Sew the sections together.

 

Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you to change your 2 blocks made from 9 Banyan Batiks fat quarters into this modern quilt!

 

The finished quilt top
The finished quilt top

 

 

This is part 3 of 5 in this series.
Go back to part 2: 2 fat quarters for a modern table runner is all you need

Go to part 4: I bet you can’t tell this modern quilt started with 9-patch block

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past 10 years she has been designing patterns for new fabric collections by Northcott Fabrics. Her work has been published in several magazines in both Canada and the United States. Jean holds a Fiber Arts Certificate in quilting and has taught extensively throughout Canada, including six national Quilt Canada conferences. She was named "Canadian Teacher of the Year" in 2003 by the Canadian Quilters Association and has won numerous awards for her quilts.

2 Comments

  1. Dottie

    This modern quilt from 9 FQs is really nice. Am going to have to make it. Thank you.

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