Nine Patch Bento Box Quilt


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The nine patch core of the block requires a slightly different mounting method than is normally used in patterns, and has more levels of strips (in different widths) around the center.


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Nine Patch Bento Box Quilt

Final block size: 15 “x 15”

Final quilt size: 60 “x 75” (borderless)

The quilt blocks are in pieces.

Fabrics Nine Patch Bento Box Quilt

The quilt can be irregular, but try to choose fabrics with a similar color value (contrast) in each fabric designation. Label your fabrics and feel free to choose shades.

Fabric 1
  • A dark fabric – in the photo is a black print
  • 1-3 / 4 yards
Fabric 2
  • A lighter fabric than Fabric 1 – pictured is a yellowish paisley (or a warm fabric, as long as there is a good contrast between it and Fabric 1)
  • 1 yard
Fabric 3
  • A fabric darker than Fabric 2, but lighter than Fabric 1 – in the photo it is a grayish print
  • 1-1 / 8 yard
Fabric 4
  • A warm color (like magenta, red, orange, yellow, golden) that ‘comes out’ a little bit, but contrasts with Fabric 1 – in the photo is a reddish batik
  • 1-1 / 4 yard
Fabric 5
  • A clear neutral that contrasts with all other fabrics – pictured is an ivory paisley print
  • 2-1 / 4 yards

Make Nine Patch Centers for the Bento Box Quilt Blocks:

The center nine patch quilt blocks

Cut the following fabrics to make 20 nine patch centers for the quilt blocks.

Fabric 1:

  • (5) 2-1/2″ wide strips cut from selvage to selvage
  • (1) 2-1/2″ x 17″ strips
  • (2) 2-1/2″ x 26″ strips

Fabric 4:

  • (4) 2-1/2″ wide strips cut from selvage to selvage
  • (2) 2-1/2″ x 17″ strips
  • (1) 2-1/2″ x 26″ strip

Tutorials for Beginning Quilters

  • Press to set seams before pressing allowances to one side
  • Pressing for accuracy
  • Square up every strip set before cutting segments

Sew the A Strip Sets:

  1. Grab two 2-1/2″ wide x selvage width Fabric 4 strips and sew them lengthwise to opposite sides of a Fabric 1 strip. Press (as sewn) to set the seams and then press seam allowances towards the (inner) Fabric 1 strip.
  2. The strip set should be 6-1/2″ wide. The middle strip should be 2″ wide along its entire length and the outer strips should each be 2-1/4″ wide.
  3. Create another identical strip set by cutting and sewing together (2) 2-1/2″ x 17″ strips of Fabric 4 and a Fabric 1 strip of the same size.
  4. Square up one end of each strip set. Cut a total of (20) 2-1/2″ A segments.

Sew the B Strip Sets:

  1. Sew a 2-1/2″ x selvage width Fabric 1 strip lengthwise to each side of a Fabric 4 strip of the same size. Set the seams. Press seam allowances towards the Fabric 1 (outer) strips.
  2. Check for accuracy — strips should be the same width as the A strip sets, depending on their position.
  3. Make another identical strip set.
  4. Repeat one more time, but use (1) 2-1/2″ x 26″ Fabric 4 strip and (2) 2-1/2″ x 26″ Fabric 1 strips.
  5. Square up one end of all strip sets. Cut a total of (40) 2-1/2″ B segments.

If your strip sets did not produce enough segments, sew shorter strip sets from remaining yardage and cut more segments as needed. Do the same if necessary for any of the remaining steps.

Make the Nine Patch Quilt Blocks:

  1. Pair one A segment and two B segments to create the three rows of a nine patch quilt block.
  2. Sew the rows together and press seam allowances any direction. The nine patch block should measure 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2″.
  3. If your nine patch is not accurate, try one of my quilt block squaring up techniques. Nine patches are the foundation of your larger quilt block and must be accurate for best results.
  4. Make 20 nine patch quilt blocks.

Make C Strip Sets and Add Segments to the Nine Patch:

Sew the first segments to the nine patch center

Cutting

Fabric 3:

  • (2) 3-1/2″ wide strips cut from selvage to selvage
  • (1) 3-1/2″ x 29″ strip

Fabric 5:

  • (2) 3-1/2″ wide strips cut from selvage to selvage
  • (1) 3-1/2″ x 29″ strip

Sewing

  1. Sew a long Fabric 3 strip to a Fabric 5 strip of the same size.
  2. Press to set the seam, and then press the seam allowance towards Fabric 3.
  3. Check widths. The strip set should measure 6-1/2″ wide along its entire length. Individual strips should each measure 3-1/4″ wide.
  4. Use remaining strips to make two more strip sets (one will be shorter).
  5. Check all for accuracy.
  6. Square up one end of each strip set. Cut a total of (40) 2-1/2″ segments.
  7. Find a 6-1/2″ x 6-1/2” nine patch quilt block.
  8. Place a C segment (vertically) along the left side of the nine patch, with the Fabric 3 portion of the segment sticking upwards as shown.
  9. Place the second C segment (vertically) along the right edge of the nine patch, but flip the segment around so that Fabric 3 is down (aligned with the bottom edge of the nine patch).
  10. Sew the two segments to the nine patch. Press seam allowances either direction.
  11. The partial block should be 6-1/2″ tall and 10-1/2″ wide.
  12. Repeat to add two C segments to each nine patch quilt block.

Scrap Quilters: You might prefer to arrange all segments for blocks on a large design wall to create more layout flexibility before sewing anything together.

Make D Strip Sets and Finish the First Bento Box Round:

Sew D strip sets and segments

Cutting

Fabric 3:

  • (2) 5-1/2″ strips cut from selvage to selvage
  • (1) 5-1/2″ x 29″ strip

Fabric 5:

  • (2) 5-1/2″ strips cut from selvage to selvage
  • (1) 5-1/2″ x 29″ strip

Sewing

  1. Sew a long Fabric 3 strip lengthwise to a Fabric 5 strip. Yes, this strip set looks like strip set C, but remember that strips are different widths. You’ll see more of that moving forward in the pattern.
  2. Press to set the seam and then press the seam allowance towards Fabric 3.
  3. The strip set’s total width should be 10-1/2″, and the width of individual strips should be 5-1/4″ each.
  4. Repeat to make two more strip sets from remaining fabrics (one will be shorter).
  5. Square up one end of each strip set and cut a total of (40) 2-1/2” segments.
  6. Place a D segment (horizontally) above the partial block from page 3. Fabric 3 should be to the left.
  7. Place the other D segment (horizontally) below the partial block, with the Fabric 3 strip aligned to the right.
  8. Sew each strip to the block and press seam allowances towards the D segments.
  9. The block should measure 10-1/2″ x 10-1/2″.
  10. Sew D segments to all 20 blocks.

Make E Strip Sets and Sew More Segments to the Quilt Block:

Sew E strip sets and add segments

Cutting

Fabric 2

  • (1) 5-1/2″ wide strip cut from selvage to selvage
  • (1) 5-1/2″ x 25″ strip

Fabric 4

  • (1) 5-1/2″ wide strip cut from selvage to selvage
  • (1) 5-1/2″ x 25″ strip

Sewing

  1. Sew a long strip of Fabric 2 lengthwise to a Fabric 4 strip of the same size.
  2. Press to set the seam and then press the seam allowance towards Fabric 4.
  3. The strip set should be 10-1/2″ wide along its entire length; each half of the set should measure 5-1/4″ in width.
  4. Make a second strip set from the shorter lengths of Fabrics 2 and 4.
  5. Square up one end of each strip set. Starting from the squared up ends, cut a total of (40) 1-1/2″ segments. 
  6. Align one E segment along the left side of the partial block. The Fabric 2 portion of the segment should be even with the top of the partial block as shown.
  7. Place the second E segment along the right side of the block, but flip it around so that Fabric 2 is positioned along the block’s bottom edge.
  8. Sew each E segment to its side of the block and press seam allowances either direction. The partial block should measure 10-1/2″ x 12-1/2″.
  9. Repeat to add all remaining E segments to the 20 quilt blocks.

Make F Segments for the Nine Patch Bento Box Quilt Block:

Sew F strip sets and segments

Cutting

Fabric 2:

  • (1) 6-1/2″ strip cut from selvage to selvage
  • (1) 6-1/2″ x 25″ strip

Fabric 4:

  • (1) 6-1/2″ strip cut from selvage to selvage
  • (1) 6-1/2″ x 25″ strip

Sewing

  1. Sew a long Fabric 2 strip to a Fabric 4 strip of the same size.
  2. Press to set the seam. Press seam allowance towards Fabric 4.
  3. The strip set (F) should measure 12-1/2″ wide along its entire length. Individual strips should be 6-1/4″ wide.
  4. Make another (shorter) strip set from the 25″ long strips.
  5. Square up one end of each strip set, and then cut (40) 1-1/2″ segments.
  6. Sew one segment (horizontally) along the top edge of the block, with Fabric 2 on the left side as shown.
  7. Sew another segment below the block, horizontally, with Fabric 2 positioned to the right.
  8. Press seam allowances either direction.
  9. Repeat for all 20 quilt blocks.

Finish Sewing:

Finish sewing the quilt blocks

G and H strip sets for the quilt blocks look very much alike, but the strips used to make H units are wider. Only one strip set is illustrated.

Cutting for G Strip Sets

Fabric 1:

  • (2) 6-1/2″ strips cut from selvage to selvage

Fabric 5:

  • (2) 6-1/2″ strips cut from selvage to selvage

Sew G Strip Sets

  1. Sew a 6-1/2″ x selvage width Fabric 1 strip lengthwise to a Fabric 5 strip of the same size.
  2. Press to set the seam and then press the seam allowance towards Fabric 1.
  3. The strip set should measure 12-1/2″ wide along its entire length. Each half of the strip set should be 6-1/4″ wide.
  4. Make another strip set from the remaining fabrics.
  5. Square up one end of each strip set, and then cut a total of (40) 2″ segments.
  6. Refer to the photo, bottom left. Sew one G segment (vertically) to the left of the partial block. Fabric 1 should be at the top left corner.
  7. Sew another G segment (vertically) on the opposite side of the block, with Fabric 1 in the bottom position as shown.
  8. Press seam allowances either way.

Cutting for H Strip Sets

Fabric 1:

  • (2) 8″ wide strips cut from selvage to selvage

Fabric 5:

  • (2) 8″ wide strips cut from selvage to selvage

One More Set of Segments

  1. Sew an 8″ wide x selvage width Fabric 1 strip lengthwise to a Fabric 5 strip of the same size.
  2. Press to set the seam, and then press the seam allowance towards Fabric 1.
  3. The strip set should measure 15-1/2″ wide along its entire length. Individual strips should be a consistent 7-3/4″ wide.
  4. Use remaining strips to make a second strip set.
  5. Square up one end of each strip set and cut a total of (40) 2″ segments.
  6. Sew one segment along the top of the block, with Fabric 1 on the left as shown in the photo, bottom right.
  7. Sew another F segment to the bottom of the block, placing it in the opposite position (Fabric 1 to the right).
  8. Press seam allowances either direction.
  9. The quilt block should measure 15-1/2″ x 15-1/2″.
  10. Repeat to make a total of 20 quilt blocks.

That’s it, isn’t it? The blocks can be sewn side by side after arranging them in five rows of four blocks each, but your bedspread may be different. You can add borders, place the blocks on the point or divide the blocks and make two smaller quilts. We hope you enjoyed it and stay on top so you don’t miss any news!

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