This is Part Two of making a nine patch baby quilt.
Up to this point, I talked about how to make 6 nine patch blocks.
When the blocks were done, I trimmed them to 10 x 10 inches.
I cut 2 inch wide strips of a lighter print for an inner border. I used it around each block and around all six blocks. 1/2 yard of fabric was sufficient.
First, sew a strip of the inner border to the side of each block.
Then, connect the blocks in a row, adding a strip of border fabric to the end that doesn’t have border.
Next, sew a strip of border fabric across the bottom of each row of blocks. Connect the rows and add a strip of border fabric to the side that doesn’t have border. You should now have border around every block and around the entire quilt.
Now, it’s time for the outer border. I cut a 5-1/2 inch outer border of a darker pink solid. I put this around the entire quilt, sewing it to opposite sides at a time. 7/8 yard of fabric should be enough for the outer border.
This is the finished quilt top. The outer border is pinker than it appears, it’s just the lighting! This is a great way to use leftover fabrics, because each square of fabric is 4 x 4. If you don’t have enough squares for the design above, then you can mix and match patterns and colors within each block.