How to: Split Nine Patch Quilt Block - 30 Days of Sewing Quilt Blocks

Hey there! I hope you're all having fun sewing along, today marks day 19. I've been toying with the idea of keeping this alive after the 30 days are complete, like maybe one block a week, or something like that, what do you think?

Today's block is:
Split Nine Patch
(This block will finish at 12"x12" square)
Teal fabric - 3 - 4 7/8"x4 7/8" squares
(draw a diagonal line from corner to corner on all of these)
White fabric 3 - 4/ 7/8"x 4 7/8" squares
2 - 4 1/2"x4 1/2" squares
Pink fabric - 1 - 4 1/2" square

Place one teal and one white 4 7/8"x4 7/8" squares together, right sides together.
Sew 1/4" on both sides of the draw line.
Cut on the draw line.
Press toward the teal fabric.
Repeat this process with the remaining teal and white 4 7/8" squares, you will need a total of six half square triangle units.
Sew two half square triangle units and one white 4 1/2" square together, refer to the illustration above for placement.
Make two of these exactly the same.
Sew one half square triangle unit, one pink 4 1/2" square and one half square triangle unit, refer to illustration above for placement.
Sew the three rows together.

Another fun quilt block.

Now to put it together in a quilt.
Put together in a quilt the block creates a cool pattern.
To make a quilt, 96"x96" square you will need to make 64, 12" blocks and you will need the following materials:
White fabric - 5 7/8 yards
Pink fabric - 1 3/8 yards
Teal fabric - 3 3/4 yards
Of course here's the alternate version of the quilt, it's crazy how by just rotating every other block it goes from a modern type quilt to a very traditional looking quilt. I love that!

Fabric shown here is Color Theory by Vanessa Christenson for Moda Fabrics.

Hope you all enjoy! I'll be back tomorrow with another quilt block, click here to see all of the blocks so far.
 If you're sewing any of these quilt blocks make sure to share them on facebook and instagram using #pnq30quiltblocks


  1. I love the blocks you have shown us and would love to have it keep going once a week :) it's so interesting to see the pattern they make as a whole quilt. I really appreciate it! Magistra13 at yahoo dot com

  2. I would also like to see it keep going. Once per week will give me a better chance to stick with it. These are going in the "as soon as I finish " category. And with one block per week, in a year, that could be 2 quilts that are 60" x 72" (30 blocks)

  3. I love seeing how the blocks look when repeated in a quilt and it is cool to see the two variations - once a week sounds great - my to-do list will only get bigger and bigger!

  4. Your split nine patch is the box kite block that I am using for a quilt. 600 half square triangles and ready for borders. Love this block.

  5. These have been so much fun, Natalia. I like the first layout of this block. Very cool! Thank you.

    Leslie S. in MN

  6. love your blocks-- is there a printable version ???? thanks-- please keep this going-- lots of fun QUILTING


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