Disappearing 9 Patch Quilt
Posted on Monday the 22nd June 2015 by Will Cook for Shoes
There's something to be said for traditional quilt blocks. I've made a few different nine patch quilts lately and have been interested in giving the disappearing nine patch block a try.
I love this line from the Mint Condition Collection of Camelot fabrics from Minerva Crafts.
I cut up these 4 1/2 inch squares using my Go! Baby cutter. I was able to cut up 250 squares out of these five different fabrics in 45 minutes.
The disappearing nine patch starts the traditional way by piecing together a square of nine blocks (any size).
I just randomly pulled these together.
Then you cut your nine patch block horizontally and vertically down the centre.
Once you have made the two cuts, you can re-position the squares around in your patch as you like. For mine, I had the two smaller squares pointing diagonally in the centre and then two on the opposite outer edge. There are lots of different options to consider. Then sew together using 1/4 inch quilt seams.
I continued on with the rest of my patches this way.
This block makes a quick project. I like to assembly line quilt blocks like this. I set myself up with my ironing board right by my sewing table and do several blocks at a time and then go lay them out so I can watch the progress of the quilt come together.
I love how this quilt top came together. It's so sweet. I still have to quilt the layers together but I'm undecided how I want to do that. If you have suggestions, please do comment and let me know!! I think the quilting will soften the tones of the different fabrics and draw them together even more.
This came out to a lovely baby quilt size. It doesn't have an intended recipient yet but these are great gifts to keep on hand.