Have you tried the Disappearing Nine Patch quilting block? Oh my goodness! It is magic! I found the Missouri Quilt Company’s tutorial on YouTube a while ago and hadn’t tried it until this week. Absolutely love it! By the way, if you're wanting to learn how to piece quilts, or learn new/quick tricks/tips, I highly recommend their videos!
I did one thing differently than what Jenny shows us ~
I didn’t have nine different colors/prints, only six. I wondered what would happen, so I tried! I love how it turned out…
|Three "Disappearing Nine Patch" blocks|
Prepare nine patch as normal –
Cut pieces into 3.5” squares (or whatever consistent size you prefer)
Stitch 3 squares together (using 1/4” seams)
Stitch the 3 rows together
You now have a 9.5” block with raw outside edges
Cut in half horizontally
Cut in half vertically
Flip the cut pieces around and arrange as desired. Sew the now four patches together! (You may notice, this is arranged differently than what was used on the quilt. That's okay because these "extra" pieces are going on another project!)
WARNING: The block will now measure 9” with raw outside edges (giving you a 8.5” finished block – which can throw you off if you’re wanting a finished 9”)
NOTE: I’m wondering… if I had originally cut the squares 4” – would it work out to be 9.5" unfinished? Maybe I'll try it again, just to see! I'm not good at math...