|9 Patch in half|
You start with a 9 patch, then cut it in half. Then, cut it in half again, so that you have 4 equal pieces.
Then align them so that the small squares are in the center and sew it together. Presto! You have a table runner.
I added a border, because my origianl block was only 6.5" (6"finished) so it was too narrow for my taste.
Peony Teacup blog: She reverses the quarter pieces so that the small squares are on the outside. A totally different look with the same basic block.
Spool blog: I used her technique, with the small squares forming a kind of latter on the inside.
She used a larger block, with 4" squares, so there was no need for a border. I was using "left-over" blocks that were made from 2.5" blocks. So, it was too small to leave without a border.
|new block--sorry, it's sideways.|