Hi everyone, welcome to Block 9 of the Beginner’s Quilt-Along (QAL). If you’re new here, you can join the QAL at any time. Sew at your own pace, the tutorials will be available indefinitely. See the main Beginner’s QAL page for more information and additional links.
Pat Sloan is quilting along with us too. She’s making three sets of blocks using her gorgeous Eat Your Fruits and Veggies fabrics. Check out Pat’s variations of Block 9 on her blog.
Don’t forget to upload your completed block to the Flickr group each week for a chance to win prizes. Winners are chosen randomly from the completed blocks submitted by 2:00 p.m. EDT on Wednesday. Check the Sponsors and Prizes page to see all the goodies.
Block 9 – Meet Me at the Fair
This week’s block is Meet Me at the Fair, also known as Split Nine Patch. According to Jinny Beyer’s The Quilter’s Album of Patchwork Patterns it first appeared in 1935 and is referenced to Hall.
I happen to really like this block and was very surprised that I could only find a couple blocks with this name on Flickr. I created a few drawings in Electric Quilt 7 for this block. The first one is just the one block repeated in the same orientation. I love the sharp diagonal lines that appear and the white space that would be perfect as a signature quilt.
The next drawing is just the one block with every other one rotated 90 degrees.
The third sample, oops the colours looked better late at night, uses two colour ways with one colour rotated 90 degrees.
A note about block colours: This block uses two colours to create the design.
Beginner’s Lesson and Block Tutorial
The beginner’s lessons and block tutorials for the Beginner’s Quilt-Along have been removed from this site and are now available for sale as a complete booklet.
Find out more about it here: Breezy Beginner’s Sampler Quilt.
Prizes for this Week
We have two prizes to give-away this week.
Pat Sloan has donated a scrap bag of her new fabric line with Moda Eat Your Fruits and Veggies.
Block 8 Winners
The winner of the Moda charm pack is:
If you’re a winner, please check your photo on Flickr for instructions.