I love it when you make something that looks complicated and like it took forever when in reality it was super simple. The disappearing nine patch quilt pattern is that way.
Wanna make one? Well, you came to the right place! Here we go…
First, make a plain ol’ nine patch block. (directions here!)
After you’ve made your nine patch, find the middle of the block and use your quilt ruler to help you cut a straight line down the middle.
Now cut down the “other” middle.
Now you should have 4 pieces that look like this. See? It looks like it took forever, doesn’t it?
You can arrange your blocks any way you want. Oh, the possibilities!
Here’s one option. All the white in the upper right of each block.
Another possibility. Kind of haphazard. Probably my least favorite.
And another. This one’s my favorite. I like all the white at the corners.
These were just three choices. Like I said earlier, there are many ways you can arrange these blocks. Another reason why I like it.
You may or may not need the next few steps. It’s just going into more detail about how to actually sew the block together. If you sewed the nine patch, you probably already know all this stuff. But just in case…….
You’ll sew block 1 to 2 and Block 3 to 4. (right sides together!)
Iron your seams.
Sew number 1 to number 2. (right sides together)
Iron your seams, square it up and you’re done!