Sudoku Kids Quilt
52" x 52"
Turn a completed Sudoku puzzle into a fun 9- patch wall-hanging using your favorite novelty fabrics and the directions below.
Nine distinctly different fabric prints = cut 1-2 strips 4-1/2” by width of fabric (WOF) from each print
Sashing strips = cut 9 strips 2" x WOF
Borders = 5 strips 5-1/2" x WOF
Step 1: Solve the attached Sudoku puzzle by supplying the missing numbers. Remember that the idea behind a Sudoku puzzle is not to repeat any of the numbers 1 through 9 in the individual puzzle boxes or in the vertical or horizontal rows.
9-PATCH BLOCK (make 9):
Step 2: Assign each fabric a number, 1-9, to be used consistently throughout the project. Use the “Fabric Assignment Sheet”.
Step 3: From each of the 9 fabrics, cut 9 4-1/2" squares. (Fussy cut the prints if you are trying to capture certain fabric images.)
Step 4: Using your Sudoku puzzle as a guide lay out the first 9-patch block based on the numbered fabrics; three fabrics in each row. Piece the fabric squares using a 1/4" seam. Continue by piecing the second and third rows of this block. Join the three rows of the block using 1/4" seam to make your first 9-patch block. Be sure to frequently check your Sudoku puzzle with your pieced block to be sure your fabric pieces are in the correct order. Block should measure 12-1/2” x 12-1/2” UNFINISHED.
Step 5: Piece 9-patch blocks 2 and 3 using this same procedure until you have completed your first three blocks.
Step 6: Repeat steps 4 and 5 to complete 6 more 9-patch block.
Step 7: Cut two, 12-1/2" x 2" sashing strips and insert between the first and second blocks and the second and third blocks Stitch these strips in place using 1/4" seams to complete your first row. Press towards the sashing. Row should measure 12-1/2” x 39-1/2” UNFINISHED.
Step 8: Repeat the above procedures to complete rows 2 and 3 of the quilt.
Step 9: Cut two sashing strips 2” x 39-1/2” and join rows 1, 2 and 3.
Step 10 Measure the quilt from top to bottom and cut two 2” by _____ strips and sew to the sides of the quilt (creating an inner border).
Step 11: Measure the quilt from side to side and cut two 2” by _____strips and sew to the top and bottom of quilt.
You may have to piece your borders.
Step 12: Measure the quilt top from top to bottom and cut two 5-1/2" by _____ strips; sew to the sides of the quilt.
Step 13: Measure the quilt top from side to side and cut two 5-1/2" by _____strips; sew to the top and bottom of quilt.
Step 14: Layer up top, batting, and backing and quilt as desired. Bind quilt.
If you can't figure out the puzzle, the answer is at the end.