The Virginia Worm Fence quilt block is a nine-patch format made from two fabrics. It is a perfect quilt block for beginners to learn how to strip piece and sew together units in a nine patch. It is a nine-patch layout of the Endless Stairs block, which is a four-patch block.
Use this quilt block across your entire quilt, or combine with other nine patch blocks that are made to the same finished size. Have fun with pattern, colors and designs, as the fences winds its way across your quilt! Use team colors for the sports fan in your life, or a special pattern or design as one of the fabrics to delight the recipient. Most of all, have fun. This is a super easy quilt to put together with only strips of fabrics that are cut up into blocks and sewn back together again!
Working with only two fabrics, strips are sewn together and then cut to form a unit. Each unit is turned to form a fence design. Here is the block layout with the two fabrics:
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