The May block is the 9Patch, obviously so called because 9 patches are sewn together. It’s one of the oldest and best loved blocks in the quilting world as you can make a lot of different patterns using this block. I collected a few possibilities on a Pinterest board – click here to see them.
In my block I combined two 9patches with two plain blocks.
Sewing the 9Patch
For the 9Patches cut 10 squares 2 x 2 inches (= 2½ x 2½ inches including seam allowances) out of fabric 1 and 8 squares the same size from fabric 2.
Sew 4 rows.
Iron on the backside pressing all seam allowances to the left.
Sew 2 rows.
Iron on the backside pressing all seam allowances to the right.
Cut 2 squares 6 x 6 inches (= 6½ x 6½ inches including seam allowance).
Sew a big square to each 9Patch.
Join the two halves to get the finished block.
I am linking this post to Nina-Marie Sayre’s blog.