8Create this modern quilt without the hassle of long borders and sashing strips! This is a quick and easy quilt. Perfect for using scraps or charm packs. The simple construction method lets you create the look of borders as you sew this easy 9-patch quilt! Try your favorite two color combination, a collection of your favorite prints or use a holiday theme.
Fabric requirements- (small size in parentheses)
70-5" squares of assorted fabrics (16)
53-5" squares of background fabric (14)
64-5" X 14" strips of background fabric (17)
OR 192 (51)-5" squares sewn together to make the 5" X 14" strips
Note- If using the same fabric for the background,need 4 (1 1/8) yards*
6 (1 3/8) yards backing fabric **
5/8 (3/8) yard fabric for binding
*If using scraps for background, you will need-
245(65) 5" squares or 53(14) 5" squares and 64(17) 5"X 14" strips
** Or size recommended by your long arm quilter
All patterns in the Nickel Nine Patch series are constructed using nine patch blocks that are made from 5" squares or 5" strips.
In 2011, I challenged myself to design 55 quilts during my 55th year using 5" squares of fabric. I met my goal and have written patterns for some of the quilts that I completed. All of the patterns are quick and easy and can be made from fabric scraps or charm packs. This is one of those patterns.