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Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch block variation 2

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch block variation 2

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.

Difficulty

Easy.

Quilt designs

This block can be made scrappy.

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch block variation 2

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch block variation 2

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch block variation 2

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch block variation 2

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch block variation 2

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch block variation 2

Disappearing 9-patch variation

Video tutorial: disappearing 9 patch block

Disappearing 9 patch quilt tutorial. Quick and easy quilt

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.

How to make a disappearing 9-patch block

Materials for one block

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.

Do you want to make this block into a quilt?

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.

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

Disappearing 9 patch variation quilt with prairie points

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 finished size

65 x 51 1/2 inches.

Quilt top

How to make a disappearing 9-patch variation block

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:

  • 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


Disappearing 9 patch for charm quilt

Materials

  • 3 Moda Hunky Dory charm packs
  • Homespun fabric to match cut into 5 in x 5 in squares. I used a cream colour.

With 3 charm packs you will be making 25 blocks.

Final size without border: 67.5 in x 67.5 in.

Hunky Dory collection fabrics

Disappearing 9 patch block construction

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.