How to make this disappearing 9-patch block variation
Learn to make this bock in 2 minutes:
Block finished size
13 1/2 inch square.
This block can be made scrappy.
The block below is a finished disappearing 9-patch block.
And another block from the same quilt.
This block looks deceptively hard to make, but it’s not.
Cut nine 5 inch squares for the 9 patch block.
This quilt can be made scrappy or in coordinated colours.
Use highly contrasting fabrics for better more defined results.
To make this block really quickly, use 5 inch charm squares. In fact the block below is made with charm squares.
I made a disappearing nine patch quilt using this block a few years ago. I used charm squares for it.
Make an interesting back for your quilt and it can be reversible.
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.
To make this tutorial you need to start with 2 traditional 9 patch blocks.
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.
This quilt top has been made using:
See the other quilt I made with another pack and a half of this same fabric: Disappearing nine patch quilt.
65 x 51 1/2 inches.
This is a short 2 minute video demonstrating how to cut your initial 9 patch block and how to rearrange it afterwards.
How to make prairie points
My prairie points lie next to each other without overlapping.
To calculate how many you need:
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
With 3 charm packs you will be making 25 blocks.
Final size without border: 67.5 in x 67.5 in.
Disappearing 9 patch block construction
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.