Yesterday I showed you how to use 9 fat quarters from some Banyan Batiks fabrics to make 2 modern nine patch blocks. Today you’ll see how to change the blocks even more and create this contemporary looking lap quilt. Be sure to check out yesterday’s post for the complete list of fabrics used AND the first part of this nine patch modern quilt project.
You now have 2 new blocks made from the original nine patch blocks. Make 2 more cuts like this on each block. My side strips were about 7″ wide, but you can use a different width if you like. This is improv quilting, so you’re designing as you go!
Now, you can rotate and move the strips to create another design. When you’re satisfied with the arrangement, sew the sections together to make 2 new blocks.
Each block will be about 27½” x 28½”. Sew the 2 blocks together to make the quilt top. Trim the outside edges as necessary to square up the quilt top.
From the ⅝ yard of indigo Ketan fabric, cut 3 – 1½” x WOF for the inner border.
Sew the 3 strips together, end to end, to make 1 long strip.
Measure the length of your quilt. Mine was 54½” but yours might be different. Cut 2 strips the length of your quilt from the long 1½” strip. Sew 1 strip to each side.
You’ll be able to use the rest of the Ketan indigo fabric for binding.
Remember the strips that were left from the fat quarters after you cut out the 10″ squares? Now you can use them to make side borders. Trim the strips so they are the same width. They will be about 8″ wide. Sew 3 strips together end to end, to make 1 side border. Make another side border with 3 more strips.
Measure your quilt top and cut the 2 side borders so they are the same length as the quilt top. Sew on the side borders and you’ll have a distinctive, modern lap quilt. No one will ever figure out that it started out as 2 nine patch blocks!
You’ll love sewing with these Banyan Batiks from Northcott. There’s little or no stretch or fraying when sewing the pieces together and the designs in each collection are very unique. Look for these fabrics in your favorite quilt shops – I know you’ll enjoy using them!
Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you some more quilts made with Banyan Batiks, so you can see how versatile these fabrics really are!