Reversible quilt: disappearing nine patch variation with prairie points and rubik’s cube inspired back


Charm squares and scraps project.

This quilt, on one side, is made with charm squares (Hunky Dory by Moda) and Moda Bella in ivory for the background fabric. The other side uses fabric scraps on a green Anna Griffin fabric.

Block tutorial: disappearing nine patch variation.

Assembly instructions for this side of the quilt are in my previous post about this quilt.

Prairie points detail



Closeup of the quilt, finished using free motion quilting

Reverse of the quilt

I’ve posted instructions to make this side of the quilt under my previous post Rubik cube inspired back of quilt. The instructions include size of blocks and fabric pieces.


Close up of reverse

The finished quilt with disappearing nine patch variation side showing.

The finished quilt with rubik cube inspired side showing.

Rubik cube inspired back of quilt

This is the back of the disappearing nine patch variation with prairie points border quilt made using fabric scraps.

The big blocks are inspired on this quilt though I used my own measurements.

Measurements for top and back of quilt

Finished top: 52 1/4 x 67 1/4 inches
Finished back: 57 1/4 x 70 inches

The squares in the cube blocks are 3 x 3 inches and the sashing is 1 x 1 inch before stitching.

Cut the rest of the pieces as per picture below. Note: The 2 1/2 inch strips between the alternating patterns are 70 inches long.

The cube blocks are placed in an asymmetrical way as per picture below.

Closeup of centre

The sides of the back are 11 inches wide before stitching. The pieces are made of alternating scraps of fabric in different widths (1inch to 2 1/2 inches each) and lengths up to 11 inches in total.

Disappearing nine patch variation quilt with prairie points

Quilt in progress.

This quilt top has been made using:

  • one and a half charm square packs of Hunky Dory by Moda for the blocks
  • cream fabric
  • scraps of fabric for the prairie point cut in 4 1/2 inch square
  • polka dots fabric in pink and pistacho for the sashing

See the other quilt I made with another pack and a half of this same fabric: Disappearing nine patch quilt.

Quilt top

Block construction tutorial: disappearing nine patch variation.

How to make prairie points

My prairie points lie next to each other without overlapping.

To calculate how many you need:

  • Write down the size of the prairie point, eg 4 inches
  • Divide the size of the side of the quilt, eg 60 inches, and divide by 4 inches
  • You’ll need 15 prairie points

To make a 4 inch prairie point you’ll need a 4 1/2 inch square of fabric.

I used the open folds at centre prairie point assembly but did not overlap my points.

Detail of prairie points