Block-Buster Quilts - I Love Nine Patches - 16 Quilts from an All-Time Favorite Block

by Karen M. Burns
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The timeless Nine Patch block has been reimagined by today's top designers. Discover what you can do with a classic block--this perennial favorite is more versatile than you've ever imagined! Scrappy, traditional, or modern, you'll find a Nine Patch design that's perfect for your next project.

  • Whether you love working with fat quarters, precut strips, or fabric from your stash, you'll find designs that are ideal showcases for your favorite solids, brights, florals, reproduction prints, and more
  • Featuring basic to intricate Nine Patch designs, in sizes ranging from lap sized to bed sized
  • Put your own spin on tradition with fresh Nine Patch patterns created by favorite designers, including Lynne Hagmeier, Carrie Nelson, Sherri Falls, Kimberly Jolly, and many more


by Karen M. Burns
8.5" x 11" printed on your home computer
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full color, PDF digital download
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Publication Date:
August 2nd, 2016

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Review from Popular Patchwork, August 2016

Karen Burns has compiled a collection of sixteen quilts by top designers based on the traditional Nine Patch block. This is a perfect book if you are looking for designs that illustrate how a basic block can be used in alternative ways to create quilts that are very different. Each of the chapters show how changes in block size, colour, composition and quilting can be used to vary a design. There are also good examples of how sashing, borders, changes of scale and block orientation can enhance a quilt design plus how to include additional elements such as applique. If you are keen on Nine Patch blocks, I am sure you will find patterns in the book you would like to make as the projects vary from colourful modern designs to more traditional quilts.
Quilter's Connection Magazine, Fall 2016

Who thought the plain ol' nine-patch could be so much fun?! The 16 patterns in this book, including projects from Canadian designers Jackie White and Barb Cherniwchan, are fresh and fun takes on the classic block we love.

Karen M. Burns

An accomplished long-arm quilter, Karen M. Burns is a former member of Martingale's industry-leading acquisitions team. This group of crafting experts specializes in curating the highest-quality patterns by top designers in quilting, sewing, knitting, crochet, and other crafts. Since its founding in 1976, Martingale has become synonymous with outstanding craft books, with more than 24 million books sold worldwide.

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