Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch with pinwheels block

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch with pinwheels block

Again a disappearing 9-patch block. And it won’t be the last one! I like playful blocks that are quick to make and very effective.

Block size: 13 1/2 inches

How to make a disappearing 9 patch with pinwheels block

Learn how to make this block in 2 minutes:

Tips for making this block

Choose your fabrics carefully. Choose high contrasting fabrics.

Placement of 5 inch squares is important. Choose your colours and values with the following in mind:

  • the middle square will become the small dots in the resulting block
  • the squares in the middle of the 9 patch original block, the ones in a cross pattern, will be sliced in half and become the strips in the resulting block

Quilt design without sashing

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch with pinwheels block

Quilt design with sashing

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch with pinwheels block

Visual process

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch with pinwheels block

9 thoughts on “Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch with pinwheels block”

  1. That’s only a mockup. But if I was going to bind it I would do flange binding (check out my tutorial) with a red flange and a charcoal or white binding strip.

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  2. Hi There .. thank you so much for sharing this !! I am over the moon !!! What color is the best for baby boy blanket since I have now Blue and Yellow color in my drawer?? I would love to hear any suggestion. Thank you again and happy quilting ladies 😛

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  3. Hi Sonia, blue and yellow is a very good combination. Orange and blue is another good combination. Any complimentary colours are good. When in doubt I like to use a colour wheel. Check this one https://color.adobe.com/create/color-wheel/ out. From the Color Rule pull down on the left select “Complementary” and play with the handles. It’s fun! “Triad” is a good option too.

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