April 1, 2014
The upcoming Block Lotto at my guild is 9" finished
For mine, I sliced a stack of three 10.5" fabric squares.
Polka Dots are in the eye of the beholder
To make them
Stack 3 rough-cut starched fabric squares
Trim to 10.5" square
Slice 2.75" parallel to each edge
to get 27 perfectly sized patches
Mix and match the patches - there will be six possible unique combinations
If you'd like to see this demonstrated for 6" blocks have a look at this video about 2 minutes from it's start. I like 'orderly' Nine-Patches; I find them an oasis in chaotic New York.