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Variation on a disappearing 9-patch block and quilt tutorial

These 2 blocks are made with the video tutorial below.

I have seen different kinds of disappearing 9 patch blocks but this variation is not as common though it is very effective.

Again, this block is quite quick and easy to make as you can see on the video.

Disappearing 9-patch block variation block tutorial

To make this tutorial you need to start with 2 traditional 9 patch blocks.

Some tips to make the most of this block

  • Use 5 inch charm squares for speed
  • Use high contrasting fabrics when swapping the strips
  • Fussy cut the central square or use that fabric you’ve been keeping for a special project.
  • This quilt can be quite striking in colour schemes such as black and white, red and black, red, black and white.
  • Combine blocks in complimentary colours such as green and red, yellow and purple or blue and orange

Disappearing 9-patch variation quilt tutorial

I made a quilt with this variation of disappearing 9-patch block some time ago.

Have a look at the prairie points. I think this was the first time I introduced fabric manipulation on my quilts. I have made many fabric manipulations since.

This is the full quilt. The prairie points add a very nice touch in my view. It makes this quilt particularly special and they’re a great way to use up your fabric scraps.


Disappearing 9-patch variation block

My improv patchwork on the German quilt magazine Patchwork Professional

It was very exciting to receive this German quilt magazine, Patchwork Professional, on the mail today.

I don’t know if I have many subscribers who read German but if you’re interested, check out the magazine. It has an article about my work and a step-by-step improv patchwork project.

Disappearing 9 patch variation block with charm squares

This is one of the two finished blocks you can make with this tutorial.

Disappearing 9-patch variation quilt block

Learn how to make this block in less than 2 minutes

This is a very short video that shows you how to cut your blocks and arrange them afterwards.

This tutorial makes two blocks. Use high contrast fabrics for better results.

Disappearing 9-patch variation quilt block

These 2 blocks are made with the video tutorial above.
Disappearing 9-patch variation quilt block

Quick tip for colour choice: use complimentary colours. For instance on the video I used green and red tones, but you can use other combinations such as purple and yellow, blue and orange.

Black and white will also work very well as well as red and black or red and white. These last combinations rarely fail.

Materials for 2 blocks

  • 10 x 5 inch charm squares
  • 8 x 5 inch squares cream coloured

Old tutorial (for printing)

Instructions

Make a 2 x 9 patch block using 5 inch charm squares and a contrasting fabric for each.

Now cut 2 1/2 in strip of each side of the block ensuring that you cut in opposite pairs. The resulting strips will be a bit wider than the stripe stitched to the centre square.

Now repeat steps below to make another block (photo not displayed).

Now swap the central square from both blocks and you will obtain something like the photo below.

Notice though that in the swap I rotated the central part of the block before I took this picture so the photo may be a bit confusing at first as you can see from the feedback I’ve got on this tutorial.

Start by stitching the shorter sides together and then the longer sides. Trim the longer sides after stitching like in the picture and iron flat.

Repeat with the other block.

This block belongs to this quilt top.

Disappearing 9-patch variation block

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“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

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Moda Hunky Dory charm pack quilt using disappearing 9 patch quilt blocks tutorial

Materials

  • 60 Moda Hunky Dory charms or 5 in x 5 in squares
  • 48 5 in x 5 in squares in cream

With 60 charms you will be making 12 blocks.

The finished quilt measures 41 in x 54 in.

Disappearing 9 patch block construction

Learn how to make this block in less than 1 minute:

Extra instructions

If you prefer printing the sequence you can see it below.

Make a 9 patch block combining 5 colour charm squares with 4 white ones. Use darker tones for the centre square for contrast.

Iron the 9 patch block and cut it in half and then in half again.

Change the resulting smaller blocks around to form a disappearing 9 patch block like below.

Stitch together and iron flat.

Assemble as per photo making sure the small squares in each block face the same way.

View assembled quilt here and instructions for making the backing of the quilt to make this quilt reversible.

Order my book Turnabout Patchwork

“Turnabout Patchwork. Simple quilts with a twist” is all about playing with blocks – making a block, slicing it up, and turning or repositioning the pieces to make a completely different block (sometimes two smaller blocks) to yield endless quilt tops.

Order Turnabout patchwork by Teresa Mairal Barreu - TeresaDownUnder

Do you wish to receive my tutorials in your inbox?

Have you made any of my quilts or tutorials?

If you make any of my tutorials and upload pictures to Instagram please tag me with @teresadownunder on private message me in Facebook with some photos and I’ll post them for everyone to see!