Twin Nine Patches

Kathe Dougherty pieced this doable nine-patch, drawn from an old quilt that made clever use of simple nine-patch blocks. She created sets of twin nine-patches (fraternal twins, not identical). The blocks come from a single layer cake!

1 layer cake, Arnold's Attic
2/3 yd small calico in a dark color (#8160-24), edge triangles
2 yd Ohio Autumn (#8167-14), border
5/8 yd small calico (#8160-15), binding


Blocks finish to 6".

For each nine-patch, cut 9 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2". You can get 16 squares from each layer cake. Arrange and piece squares on design wall as shown to match the twins.

You need 36 of Fraternal Twin A (lighter blocks in blues and greens).
You need 25 of Fraternal Twin B (darker blocks in oranges and browns).

{Edge Triangles}

Cut 5 squares of the dark print 9 3/4" x 9 3/4". Cut each square into 4 triangles, with 2 diagonal cuts. You'll need 20 triangles.

Cut 2 squares of the light print 5 1/8" x 5 1/8". Cut each square into 2 triangles, with 1 diagonal cut. You'll need 4 triangles for the corners.


Cut 2 strips 9 1/2" x 69 1/2" for top and bottom borders.
Cut 2 strips 9 1/2" x 51 1/2" for side borders.


Piece as photo indicates. Baste, quilt, and bind.

69" x 69" quilt


Scarlett Burroughs said...

I love your Twin Nine Patches so much I linked to it here:

I'm a fraternal twin (Baby B), so I especially enjoyed this quilt recipe.

Scarlett Burroughs
Quilting Editor, Craft Gossip

Carol said...


Chartreuse Moose said...

Darling, sounds yummy! ;-)

Cindy said...

Love it, want it, will make it!!! Thank you so much for sharing this fun pattern.

I LOVE Moda Bake Shop !!

Wendy P said...

I love it! And I love 9 patches. This is so lovely for Fall.

copehome said...

I'm confused - the recipe calls for 2/3 yd dark fabric for the edge triangles, but the instructions have you cutting triangles from the layer cake squares (cutting 25 dark triangles - there are only 20 in the photo)- and smaller corner triangles from a light layer cake square (not pictured).

Moda Fabrics said...

Copehome, thanks for the head's up. The dark triangles should be cut from the 2/3yd. I fixed the typo.

Barbara Brackman said...

And Copehome's right about 20 versus 25. There are 20 edge triangles. I counted 5 on each side and multiplied that times 4 in my head and came up with 25. Too bad when the multiplication tables slip off the stack.

Karmic Wolff said...

What does the backing look like on this quilt? What type of design did you do and what type of quilting design did you do?