X-Block Quilts, Unusual 9-Patch Quilts

Posted By on September 6, 2010

Venetian Tiles

Mo's Basket

Some of you took my X-Block class last winter where we made the Venetian Tiles Quilt.  This is a beautiful quilt that is made from a simple 9-patch block and then cut with a twist using the special X-Block acrylic ruler.  If you missed it, I’ll be offering it again this fall.  The fun pieced border is made from the left over pieces from making the blocks.  It’s all about value placement and a great way to use up scraps or stash.  It may look difficult to make, but it’s as easy as making a 9-patch…all sewn from squares.

And for a new class, and a very different looking quilt made with the same X-Block ruler, there’s Mo’s Basket.  This quilt appears to be made of woven zigzags instead of diamonds, but again it is made from a simple 9-patch and then cut with the magic X-Block ruler.  I’ve had so much fun making these easy quilts, that look like a much more complex project.  Again the border is made from the leftover block pieces.  This pattern is more color organized and less scrappy than the Venetian Tiles quilt.

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2 Responses to “X-Block Quilts, Unusual 9-Patch Quilts”

  1. Velva Lakeman says:

    I just love the looks of your quilts,just beautiful.So attractive.Do you sell your patterns,I would love both if you do.Thank you Velva Lakeman 24 Riviera Dr.Lacombe Alberta Can.

  2. Margaret says:

    They are both patterns designed by Patricia Pepe using her x-block ruler. I taught these classes awhile back, so I’m not sure the patterns are still available. The names of the patterns were “Venetian Tiles” and “Mo’s Basket.” I suggest you contact her through her website:

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