Secondary Patterns

An Island Batik Adventure

July Ambassador assignment – a secondary pattern. I found myself scouring patterns to find a secondary pattern I wanted to try. Then I found one that started out as a nine patch – really?  You can’t even see the nine patch anymore! This was the original nine patch pieced with Aurifil thread:


This is how the nine patch was then cut:

9 patch cut diagram

I got the block pattern from Beyond Sock Monkeys. She used the blocks she created for two different quilts.  I decided to combine the two blocks and used one for the border. And I love the border! Can you see the secondary patterns?  A four patch, a cross?


Honestly, it took me a while to embrace this quilt. What really helped was when my daughter visited, saw the quilt on the design board and declared “I love that quilt!” Now that it’s done, it is hers – Yeah!


I had several blocks leftover, as the only way the border was going to work was if the quilt was square. So, I took some of the leftovers and made a table runner. Now, the table runner I really like and am using it.  I’m also pleased with the quilting motif I used on the larger quilt.


Secondary-Pattern-Graphic (Large)Now on to our August challenge, Blog Hop and Giveaways! Thank you Island Batik for this opportunity of fun and sharing!

Linking up with Fiber Tuesday, WIPs on WednesdaysMoving it Forward, NTT

14 responses »

  1. I love the quilt too. The striped fabric in in the border makes it.

  2. Amazing what a nine patch can be turned into, I love it!

  3. Brenda~Songbird Designs

    Love the quilt and the table runner! And, of course, those great Island Batik fabrics!!

  4. It turned out really awesome. Love that stripy fabric!!

  5. Adorable! Love that you were able to make both a table runner and a quilt. 😀

  6. I Like your happy ending aren’t kids wonderful? But it does look lovely hanging on the line and she will be so happy with it. Cheers Glenda

  7. It’s beuatiful! I love that there are so many ways to make a 9-patch “disappear”. I like how half the units were used in the border.

  8. How clever to use the left overs for the border, love how it turned out and so love the Island Batik fabrics.

  9. Kathleen McCormick

    Fun block and fun to make the runner too. Very creative use of your leftovers!

  10. yellowcatquilts

    Really a neat idea…love how it turned out!


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