Thursday, October 30, 2008

Disappearing Nine Patch

Here's a quick quilt block you can make with 5"squares. 

1. Sew 9 of your 5"squares together. First sew together three rows of three blocks, iron flat, and then sew the three rows together to get your nine patch. Press flat.


2. Cut your nine patch in half vertically and horizontally. You really should measure where the exact middle is, but if your baby is going to wake up any minute and you have 11 more of these to cut.......your allowed to eyeball it.


3. Now you have four 7" blocks.   Re-arrange them however you like. The possibilities are endless with these blocks, I made my blossoms baby quilt by sewing these together to make the quilt center. Or you can put white sashing (borders) around each block, or a set of blocks, like I'm doing with this quilt.



A nice pile of blocks waiting to be arranged.



To make a 38" x 46" crib quilt, you’ll need to start with 99 – 5" squares. Sew the 5" squares into 11 – 9 patches. Then after cutting the 9 patches in half each way you’ll use 42 blocks, laid out in 7 rows of 6 blocks each.

24 comments:

MichelleB said...

I love the disappearing nine-patch. I did one not too long ago. I like your arrangement of the block.

Gretchen said...

what an awesome idea!

Misa said...

I tried this out with a wild Alexander Henry print and love the results! Very rewarding for a beginner quilter such as myself....

Abby said...

OH...MY...GOSH...I love your blog and I LOVE these instructions!!!!!! I had NO idea that's how you would make one of these cute quilts - I'm totally going to do this with some Farmer's Market fabric I've been waiting to use! Thanks so much!!!

Carolin said...

That's a really need idea.. I like the cheesecake at the end!!

Sleepy Cat Hollow said...

This block was sooooo easy to make! Thanks!

Phiphi said...

this is awesome idea:) thanks..and the cheesecake looked so yummy :D

Kari said...

I may need to make this quilt! That cheesecake looks awesome. Where'd you get it?

deldobuss said...

That is insanely simple. I have been doing Crazy Eights and it is driving me insane!

webbs said...

You inspired me to make this quilt, so I did! finished now and looks adorable! So easy. Thanks!

botaitai said...

I made a disappearing nine patch with that same fabric. That is just too funny.

Adam and Wendy said...

This is TOO COOL. I really want to make a quilt like this! :)

Mary Grace McNamara said...

Forget about the quilting...let's talk about that cheesecake! YUM! Actually I do love the D9P block, but who can resist chocolate cheesecake? Not me!

MGM

Sarah - Red Gingham said...

Thank you so much for these instructions! I just used them to make my Sherbet Pips layer cake into a quilt top. Looking good thanks to you.

handmadebyclairebear.com said...

Ah, I've been looking at disappearing nine-patch blocks for ages, thinking "they look good, I must get around to finding out how to do those"
That's is sooo easy, thank you

Marion said...

I needs some of that cheesecake!!! ..neat quilt too :) I'm gonna try that one.. I mean the quilt ;D

All Done said...

Love this! Have a charm pack I must do this with. Thank you!

Jennifer said...

I just used this method and what a time saver! Thankyou so much for posting

Helen said...

I'm off to make this for a block swap now.. If my Mr Cranky Pants wakes from his nap though I have no chocolate cheesecake... Sniff...

thecraftypioneer.com said...

My friend has just made her 2nd ever quilt which was a disappearing nine patch in very similar fabric (moda 12days of Christmas). Very nice!

Simplesmente Silvinha (Simply Silvia) said...

UAU !!!!!!!!!!!!

~T~ said...

Thanks for the instructions! I made mine with penguins.

Lindsay said...

I have been holding on to some fabric, looking for the perfect pattern - I think this is it! So Cute!

Unknown said...

Thank you so much for posting this quilt. I just finished a baby quilt using this pattern and it worked out great. Thanks again.

Linda

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