Irish Nine Patch – 9P

Over the last few weeks I have been playing with the traditional Double Irish Chain design, by using the two blocks in non traditional ways.

I have also played with Nine Patch, the basic nine patch block made up with nine squares a couple of times, including yesterday.

By adding alternate plain squares to the basic Nine Patch you get Single Irish Chain.


There are several other ways of arranging light and dark fabrics within the Nine Patch block to give different efffects over the quilt top. I used one of them in some of the basic Nine Patch quilt designs I have used here already, just look back to yesterday’s post again. Note that both light and dark squares within the block can be scrappy, providing there is a good contrast between the light and dark fabrics.

What if ………. I select some of the possible light/dark variations


……….. and I play with these very basic, simple blocks?

Another Electric Quilt project file with nearly 200 quilt designs. I won’t show them one at a time over the next 6 months with the exclusion of everything else, but I will mix them up with other designs.


OK, I admit these couple of variations don’t stand out as being wonderful inovative designs, so you will have to hang around for a while to see some of the more interesting ones. If nothing else they will all use up a lot of scraps quickly and easily. And if you have a lot of light scraps the quilting will be a standout!


I am not going to ask you to ask me for permission to use these designs, but if you do use them you owe me a photo. Thank you in advance!

About Virtual Quilter

I am a quilter who designs many more quilts than I will ever make, and I am sharing one quilt design every day in Virtual Quilter. I also share my completed projects in Stuff-Ups, and Christmas decorations in Christmas Everyday of the Year.
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