8 August 2008

Disappearing 9 Patch

Lately, there has been a lot of interest among quilters, in the Disappearing 9 Patch quilt. I have wanted to do one since I first read about them, but was on a "no buy" spree, and I really wanted to do something with my jelly rolls and my one Layer cake.

Most of the D9P quilts had a variety of fabrics, but there were repeated uses of those. I had this lovely Victorian Decadence Layer Cake (Moda - 36 10" squares) that I was itching to make up, but wasn't quite game as each square was different. Then I saw Wendy's tutorial with all her different fabrics, and thought I'd give it a go!

One of my 9 Patches

Cut into quarters

Layout One: very orderly to my way of thinking, but nice.

Layout Two: a little more random looking, although there is an orderly pattern there.
I think I prefer this one.

So that's what I've been up to today. I must say, it was a great feeling to be back in the sewing room after being away and then being too busy, to allow time there!


  1. I have been wanting to give one of these a try. Just can't find the "right" fabrics.

    Thank you for your lovely comment about my 4SQS quilt. I know exactly what you mean about the colours, but would not have been able to put it so evocatively. :)

  2. Hi Lindi,
    Don't know where I've been, but I've only just begun to hear about this....(I suspect keeping my head down and focusing on finishing 1000000 UFOs would do it...lol).
    I love yours and I quite like both layouts. Very pretty.
    Are these about 12" unfinished 9 patches before cutting into them?

  3. you beat me to it, I am wanting to try this too. Love your fabrics. Oh love the new banner too.

  4. Oh yes, I agree, #2 is the winner. You have such good taste!

  5. yes the D9P has so many possibilities I have used it several times-your colour combo looks so nice,reminded me of neapolitin ice-cream well done,cheers Vickie

  6. Hi Lindi, thank you for showing the disappearing nine patch. I was interested in making one as well, now I can due to you posting the steps. Warmest Regards Lyn