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

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:


  • 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

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.

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

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

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.

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

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

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Dottie May 7, 2018 - 3:44 pm
This modern quilt from 9 FQs is really nice. Am going to have to make it. Thank you.
Jean Boyd May 7, 2018 - 4:51 pm
Glad you liked it!
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