QUILT BLOCK PATTERNS – PATCH AS PATCH CAN
What a delightful name for a quilt block pattern! This block is attributed to Aunt Martha’s studio and is classified as a nine patch quilt block. It uses small amounts of lots of fabrics so would work well as a scrappy quilt block pattern. It has quite an extensive list of fabric requirements, but that’s because of the number of colours involved, not because it’s particularly complex. I have made it here as a 12″ block.
Blue and grey: four 2.7/8″ squares grey and lilac: two 2.7/8″ squares
plum and blue: two 2.7/8″ squares plum and pink two 2.7/8″ squares
red and lilac: two 2.7/8″ squares pink and red: two 2..7/8″ squares
You will also need four 2.1/2″ squares in each of plum and lilac
Making the quilt block
The half square triangle units are made using all the 2.7/8″ squares listed above. Place two squares with right sides together and mark a line along the diagonal. Sew a 1/4″ seam either side of the line and cut along the line. this produces two half square triangle units.
Lay the patchwork squares out in six rows of six squares. Some of the colours would be clearer with a greater contrast between them, but I was using fabric from stash. Basically there is a pink and red pinwheel in the middle. Along each edge of the quilt block there is a large triangle made from a square and two half square triangles in both the lilac and the plum fabrics. Once you have these in place it is relatively easy to see where the other patches go.
Sew the squares together first in pairs and then sew the pairs together across each row. Sew the rows together to complete the patch as patch can quilt block.