The Shaded Nine Patch block consists of three light squares, three dark squares and three half square triangles made from both light and dark fabrics. When you look at the completed block it resembles a half square triangle. This means you can set these blocks in a multitude of ways. All the log cabin settings will work, all the pinwheel settings work and any setting that uses half square triangles works. In this download there are seven example layouts. What I like most about this block is that you can piece lots of them and decide later how to set them.
The finished block in this quilt is 9" so each of the squares and half square triangles finish at 3".
- The squares are cut at 3-1/2".
- For the half square triangles normally the squares are cut at 3-7/8" but we will cut them 4" and square up the half square triangle later.
Here are a few setting for the Shaded Nine Patch block.
All facing the same way.
Streak of Lightning
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