The first 2 DJ blocks I made took forever to make. I made the patterns on EQ printed out the block pattern pieces, cut out the paper pattern pieces, pinned them to fabric, cut out the fabric and then finally could sew them up. So I thought there has to be a shorter way of making some of the blocks. Sunday I found all the 9 patch blocks. Found the piece dimensions by using EQ. Rotary cut strips of the back ground fabric and used my pre cut scraps and made all the blocks that were 9 patch. It went a lot faster. My next DJ blocks will be the 4 patch blocks.