Cranky Quilt- 9 Patch

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The Nine Patch Quilt Block – Cranky Quilt

This is an easy one to start with. Yay!!
Cut: 63 4 inch squares
Make 9 patches with all of those squares: You will end up making 7 blocks.


Aren’t they nice and big? Now the second step. cut them. Yup. Cut them.

Take a big square ruler and offset it on top of each beautiful block. Make sure you don’t cut off too much. You need to get this block down to 9 X 9 square.
Do one block at a time it is easier. To cranky it up even more- Turn the ruler a different way with each block. That way they all don’t slant in one dirrection.
Your 7 blocks will then look like this:

I know this is a bit wasteful- you can survive.
Don’t get so cranky.
Now more fun:
Add a 1 ½ X 9 inch strip in between each block so it isn’t too cranky together. I used my background fabric for this little sashing. Then sew them together in a row. Don’t sew one on the sides, Only between the blocks.

I don’t have a design wall and so it goes on the floor. My legs are only so tall so you get to see only 3 blocks. Get the idea? good.

(note: I am aware there is a differenc in these blocks. I made my 9 patches using a different method and it was way to difficult and cranky to pass along. So they look just a bit different. The 1st block is what yours will really look like. Sorry for confusion. That won’t happen again.)

FINISHED with Row one. Yay!!!

For all the rows and instructions visit the Cranky Quilt.

Did you miss one of the blocks?
Pinwheel block
Basket Block
Ohio Star Block
Friendship start Block
Rail Fence Block
9 Patch Block

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