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

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Jill September 18, 2019 - 3:30 pm
Beautiful colours
Machla Shaffer September 16, 2019 - 9:16 am
Thank you for all that you do. Quilting is as important as breathing!!
Jean Boyd September 16, 2019 - 9:22 am
Thank you for reading QUILTsocial!!!!
Kathy Franklin September 16, 2019 - 8:25 am
I love these greens!
Jean Boyd September 16, 2019 - 9:22 am
Me too!
Jean Campbell September 16, 2019 - 8:12 am
This series is just beautiful.
Jean Boyd September 16, 2019 - 9:23 am
Thanks Jean.
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