Now that we have completed the first three blocks for the Power of Nine quilt-a-long it’s time for the next step in the Quilt As You Go tutorial!
If you’re following the qaug method please read QAUG Part 1 first.
In this post, I am going to be working on the spacer blocks for my scrappy version of the ‘Power of Nine’ quilt.
There are 4 spacer blocks in each row and 16 total:
To get started on my first row, I precut the 4 spacer blocks for the front of my quilt:
(note measurements below~ I added 1/4″ to size for squaring)
and I also cut all sixteen batting pieces ~ I’m using Warm and White batting…
I’m strip piecing the back of the spacer block to make the back more interesting (see qaug part 1 for back diagram)
It’s perfect for using up some jelly roll strips I had in my stash. I randomly scrap pieced all 16 blocks so I’m ready for quilting as I get to each row…
If you like my strip pieced backing ~ I pieced the following strips with 1/4″ seam. The pieced unit measures 8″ x 13 1/2″
Now that my all my pieces are prepped, I’m ready to quilt my first spacer block!
Instructions on Completing a Spacer Block with the QAUG Method: