So I had all these extra nine patches leftover from last year. First I used them for Mai Tai Sunrise, then they made their way into 9 Carat Diamonds. Still, I can't seem to stop making nine patches leader and ender style from leftover 2 inch squares. I saw a great quilt last year on Quilting is More Fun than Housework though, and was inspired for another year of nine patches. She made her quilt with extra 2.5 inch squares and used 6 inch squares cut in half for the frame. Since I was using 2 inch squares, I needed a slightly smaller version.
I chose instead, to square my blocks up to 6 7/8 inches (six and seven eighths) I know this is an odd measurement, but it is a necessary evil when working with diagonally set blocks. The other option would have been to cut the center square to an odd size, but obviously, that doesn't work with a pieced center square.
There is a printable PDF of this tutorial HERE, Or as a link on the RSC16 tab. I am trying to make them as I go along. As soon as things are calm, I will work backwards some more.