Disappearing 9 Patch

by Kelsey Norwood

in Quilting,Sewing

disappearimg nine patch

So this whole disappearing 9 patch is kind of my new favorite thing. I love the random scrappy quilt patterns, but I do not have the random brilliance to put one together on my own. This pattern makes achieving that look so easy!

I did learn a few things this time, and will improve my random scrappyness on the next quilt, but it was a great first experience and I totally recommend it if you’ve never tried it before.

Here’s how you do it:

Sew 3×3 blocks using squares of whatever size you want. My squares were 4.25 x 4.25 because I could get the most out of my fabric. I will do them bigger next time.

disappearing nine patch block

Cut each of the 3×3 in half through the horizontal and vertical centers to make 4 smaller squares. My smaller blocks measured about 6″ square finished (pictured above).

moda sugar pop disappearing 9 patch quilt

Then you arrange them however you want and you get a really fun and random looking quilt.

I will take more care to place my favorite fabrics in the 4 corners of my 3×3 block next time so more of that fabric shows up in the quilt. I’ll also do bigger individual squares to make bigger finished blocks.

The fabric is Moda’s new Sugar Pop and this quilt is for my new baby, boy or girl…

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1 Keri March 30, 2011 at 3:47 pm

Wow! I didn’t realize that’s how you did it – sew the 3×3 squares and then cut them. I love it. I see a disappearing 9-patch in my quilting future. And you’ll have this one quilted, right?

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