June 3, 2011

Scrappy Disappearing 9 Patch Pattern

Let's just skip all the small talk and jump right into the quilt.

Finished size measures 42 inches by 56 inches.

  • 12 Fat Quarters (FQs)
  • Rotary Cutter
  • Mat & Ruler 
  • Sewing Machine
  • Thread
  • Batting & Backing, measuring 44" by 56" 

      (Sorry about the screaming green cutting mat in the background, maybe I should switch back to the yellow side....)

      First, cut each FQ into 4 - 5 inch by 18 inch strips.

      Arrange the strips in threes, and sew each set of three strips together. Press.

      Cut each block across the strips into 5 inch sections. At this point you will have strips that have 3 squares in a row.

      Again arrange the strips into threes, creating your 9 patch blocks. Sew these strips together. Press.

      Once you have pressed each block, you will take your ruler and cut down the middle of the block both vertically and horizontally WITHOUT moving your fabric. Just lift your ruler and turn the ruler to make the second cut.

      Now take 2 of the pieces from the block you just cut (making sure they are diagonal from each other) and rotate them 180 degrees.

      Now sew these 4 blocks together (press again) and you have one finished disappearing 9 patch.

      Finish the remaining 11 blocks and sew them together for a finished top, and press (it's worth it!).

      Quilt, bind, and love.

      Edited to add: I would LOVE to see any blocks/projects you create with this tutorial! Feel free to join & share in my Flickr group: Your Lyanna Jean Designs.

      Just a reminder, my patterns are for your personal use and enjoyment only. They have not been tested, so if you find an error feel free to let me know at lyannajeandesigns@gmail.com.

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      1. Cute! Glad you were able to get it finished!
        I love this 9 patch pattern - its so easy to make but looks so complicated, espec. to non-quilters. I have one planned for this summer too using Hullabaloo charm packs.

      2. LOVE this quilt! The disappearing 9 patch is a favorite of mine. Thanks for sharing!


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