Have you ever made the disappearing 9-patch block? Using just a couple of fabrics and the way you arrange your blocks can give you several different variations for a small wall hanging or table topper. This is a great quilt project for a new quilter.
The finished size of the mini quilt is approximately 12-inch x 12-inch.
- Blue Print – 1/4 yard
- Cream Print – 1/4 yard
- Pink Print – 1/4 yard
- 1/2 yard backing and batting
Cutting directions for blocks
- Blue Print – cut (16) 2½-inch squares
- Cream Print – cut (16) 2½-inch squares
- Pink Print – cut (4) 2½-inch squares
Sew four nine-patch blocks together as shown below using an ¼-inch seam allowance.
Press the quilt blocks and then cut each block down the center. The center should measure over one inch from the seam.
Next, turn the block pieces around and cut down the center again.
Rotate the block sections as shown and sew them together. I’ll show you other ways to arrange them too.
You will now have four Disappearing 9-patch quilt blocks.
Arrange your blocks as shown.
Cut strips of the cream fabric 1¼-inches wide by the length of your block (I usually just cut a strip the width of my fabric).
Join two blocks together and then repeat for the other two quilt blocks.
Next measure the width of these sections and cut one 1¼-inch strip of cream this width to add to the center of the quilt blocks.
Quilt your mini disappearing 9 patch
Add batting and backing to your mini disappearing 9-patch quilt and quilt as desired. Here is the back of mine so you can see how I quilted it.
I did a small stipple loop quilting in the background areas.
Add binding to complete your mini quilt
I didn’t have enough of the Amelia line of fabrics for the binding but I had just bought some new fabrics from Me and My Sister and the color coordinated perfectly! You will find that many designers do this.
Cut two strips of fabric 2¼-inch by the width of the fabric for your binding. Piece the strips together and fold in half lengthwise with the wrong sides together.
Follow my easy How to Add Binding to your Quilt tutorial.
Other ways to layout the disappearing 9-patch quilt blocks
Mini Disappearing 9 patch tutorial
This post was originally written and posted in March of 2012! Where does the time go? I updated the post as things have really changed with blogging in ten years. This is when I first took over a spare bedroom and turned it into my quilt room at the river house.
Here is Builder Bob installing a new light for me.
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