This tutorial originally comes from the Sew Wonderful blog - but there are a ton of variations on this block out there. It can be done in a number of different sizes and designs - experiment!
This quilt is also a perfect project for charm packs - this block starts with 5" squares! To make a large quilt - use 2 packs in any number of color combos. With fabric companies now selling charms of their popular solids - the possibilities are endless!
Start with four 5" squares. My colors are red and white to go along with the Block Lotto requirements.
With a quilting ruler, line up the RIGHT edge so that it's 1" from the center seam:
Keep making quarter turns until you have cut four times:
After making all of the cuts, your block will look like this:
To make the 9-patch, start with the VERTICAL CENTER pieces. Flip them so that the bottom piece is now on the top and the top piece is on the bottom. Don' rotate the pieces, just switch places. Do the same with the HORIZONTAL CENTER pieces.
This is what it will look like:
This block should measure 8.5" square - trim and square up if needed!
HOW CUTE IS THAT?
And easy, too!
Experiment with different cut widths and colors. This is a great block for beginners or for a quick project for gift giving, use a layer cake for large blocks.