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Making a 9 patch block with the new Banyan Batiks Intaglio

In previous QUILTsocial blog posts, I’ve shown you how to make some projects using curved strip piecing with fabrics from the Banyan Batiks Island Vibes collection.

This week, I’ll be using fabrics from another new Banyan Batiks collection – Intaglio – which is just arriving in quilt shops now. I’ll be using the Forest Pine colorway, but it also comes in 4 other colorways – Seafoam, Peach Punch, Marigold Gray and Pink Hibiscus. I’ll also be using 3 coordinating fabrics from the Banyan Batiks Shadows collection. The Shadows collection is one of several from Banyan Batiks Essentials, a collection of blender fabrics that works well with all the Banyan Batiks fabrics.


Banyan Batiks Intaglio collection in the Forest Pine Colorway with 2 Banyan Batiks Shadows coordinates


Recently, the disappearing nine patch technique has been popular. This week I’ll show how to make projects applying some modern disappearing nine patch using simple piecing and cutting techniques.


  • I started with ½ yard pieces of each of my 6 Banyan Batiks Intaglio fabrics and 3 fabrics from the Banyan Batiks Shadows collection to make 3 different projects – placemats, a table runner and a tote bag
  • rotary cutter, ruler and board
  • thread that blends with the fabrics

Now let’s get started!

  • From each of the Intaglio and Shadows fabrics, cut 1 strip 7½” x WOF (width of fabric). Note: Banyan Batiks fabrics are always a generous 44″ in width!
  • Cut each strip into 5 – 7½” squares.


Cut each strip into 5 – 7½” squares.


  • Arrange 9 squares to make a nine patch block.


7½” squares arranged to make a nine patch block


  • Sew the squares together to make 3 rows of 3.


Sew squares together to make 3 rows of 3.


  • Sew the rows together to make a nine patch block.


Sew the rows together, matching seams.



Finished nine patch block


Come back tomorrow and I’ll show you how to make a super-quick, modern placemat with this nine patch block made from Banyan Batiks Intaglio and Shadows collections.


This is part 1 of 5 in this series.

Go to part 2: Making placemats using a modern disappearing 9 patch block

Jean has been designing and publishing patterns since 1997. For the past several 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.


  1. Jill

    Beautiful colours

  2. Machla Shaffer

    Thank you for all that you do. Quilting is as important as breathing!!

    • Thank you for reading QUILTsocial!!!!

  3. Kathy Franklin

    I love these greens!

  4. Jean Campbell

    This series is just beautiful.

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