This month we're making a very simple twist on a traditional nine patch block in a muted pastel color scheme. Please consult the color palette guide below when selecting your fabrics. If in doubt, go with more muted, pastel colors (really, that teal block in the upper right of mine is borderline too bright. Saturated is ok, but it shouldn't be bright.)
|sky blue, sea blue, true grey, buttercup yellow, light ash grey, off white|
For each block you'll need (6) 2.5"x4.5" pieces and (3) 4.5"x8.5" pieces. Hopefully you'll be able to cut mostly from scraps and not have to get into yardage.
Arrange as above into a tall nine patch and sew together in columns, rows, or blocks. Any which way you like to put them together is fine.
Press, and that's it! Easy does it. Block should finish at 12.5" sq unfinished. You can see some of our past block drive finishes here. Thank you to the dedicated volunteers who continue to send in blocks every month, you guys are rock stars. If YOU would like to help out with Covered in Love, I'd love that! Leave a comment (make sure I can see your email address) or email me for the address to send donations.