Nine Patch Variation Quilt


Nine Patch Variation Quilt


Create a beautiful 9-patch variation quilt with this tutorial from Benita Skinner of Victoriana Quilt Designs. This is a great quilt to use up a large variety of small scraps.

9-Patch Variation Quilt Pattern

Finished Block Size: 6" x 6"

Variation Block


Fabric Key:

Fabric Key 1

A~ Dark prints Cut: 3~2½" squares & 2~3" squares

Fabric B

B~ Light prints Cut: 3~2½" squares & 2~3" squares


  1. Cut fabrics A + B [Rotary Cutting]
  2. Make 3 pairs of half-square triangles [Half-Square Triangles~ Pair] using the fabric A + B 3" squares. You will have a leftover half-square triangle.

    Square up each unit to 2½" square.

  3. Lay out the block, as illustrated.

    Block Layout

    Block Layout

    Sew [Machine Piecing] the patches and units together, as follows:

    -Sew the first two patch & unit together, in each row. Sew the last patch/unit, to the first two.

    -Sew the rows together, matching the seams.
  4. Block [Blocking].

9-Patch Variation Quilt Pattern

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I think this is also called Sunshine and Shadow block you can look it up and get better instructions, else where.

Really interesting idea, but there seems to be a lot of information missing to complete this. It would also be nice to see a completed quilt using your idea. Thx

if the block is 6x6 just mul that by the size u want like 30 x 36 would be 5 and 6 blocks or 60 by 60 would be 10 across and 1010 down 10x6=60 hope this helps so of u who r new to some of these pattern

This is so cool. I love it and want to make it. I'm a beginner at quilting so can someone tell me how many blocks I need to make and how big is this quilt anyway?

I haven't made this either but I was just trying to figure it up too. I think 64 total 9 patch blocks. 32 lights and 32 darks. And it might be about 48 x 48

I am pleased with this variation on the nine-patch. Really give an old pattern a new look. PC

I would like if you are giving quilt patterns that they be complete.. what size is this quilt? How much fabric? How many squares are required to complete? For someone who is not real expierenced... this is much lacking in instructions.

Thank you. I so agree.

Nice! I am going to make this!

I agree with some of the others.....instructions are not good at all!


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