Disappearing 9 Patch

Disappearing 9 Patch

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. 

Disappearing 9 Patch

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).

Disappearing 9 patch

I just randomly pulled these together.

Then you cut your nine patch horizontally and vertically down the centre.

Disappearing 9 patchOnce you have made the two cuts, you can reposition 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. 

IMG_3084-2I continued on with the rest of my patches this way.

This block makes for a really quick project which I spread over several weekend afternoons/evenings.

I like to assembly line sew when I do 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.

Disappearing 9 patch quilt blockI 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.

Disappearing 9 Patch Quilt BlockThis 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.




2 thoughts on “Disappearing 9 Patch

    1. admin Post author

      That would definitely be a great idea for mens dress shirts. Watch for my next Minerva post mid-July. I have another great pattern planned for a quilt top that will also give a great effect but is quick to pull together!

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