Saturday, September 28, 2019

Daredevils Block #9: Florene's 9-Patch

Daredevils Block #9: Florene's 9-Patch.

Scroll down to see the pattern for a 15" finished block

Dorry Emmer's #9
Fussy-cut bird

#9: Florene's 9-Patch by Becky Brown.
Fussy-cut swirls

Block #9 is based on a great 20th-century pattern idea---the Improved Nine-Patch. It was quite popular, often published and pieced like a wedding ring with arcs and squeezed squares between them. Circle Upon Circle from the Kansas City Star in 1933 had no square block. The pattern's generally called the Improved or Glorified Nine Patch today.

I did find a variation in BlockBase (#2689) shown as a square block, which I exported, shrunk a little and added the quarter-circle corners. Now quite improved.

The Block

You can actually rotary cut one piece here: the center square E.
Cut 1 square 3".

Daredevils pattern for a 15" block.
Cut paper templates. Add seams to the fabric.

How to print:

Create a word file or a new empty JPG file that is 8-1/2" x 11".
Click on the image above.
Right click on it and save it to your file.
Print that file out 8-1/2" x 11". The small square should measure 1".
Adjust the printed page size if necessary.

Denniele's #9 before she appliqued circles.

Block #9 x 9

Florene Miller Watson flew for the WAF's, Women's Air Force unit during the 1940s.

1 comment:

  1. I'm enjoying following the links and finding out so much about these wonderful women who really haven't been celebrated at all. Thank you!