Wednesday, May 5, 2010

Disappearing Nine Patch (D9P)

Disappearing Nine Patch (D9P) is a simple block to make.

1.  Sew a typical 9 square block.  Choose 5 darker squares for the four corners and center.  Choose 4 lighter squares for the others.  Press the seams well to make block lay flat.

2.  Line up your ruler to cut your block in half both vertically and horizontally.

3.  Rotate 180° one set of opposite blocks and sew blocks together again.

4.  Press completed block again.

Sew blocks together for quilt, table topper, table runner, etc.

This is a 5" charm D9P lap quilt.

It is 4 blocks per row x 5 rows = 20 blocks

20 blocks x 9 charm squares per block = 180 charm squares

180 charm squares / 42 charm squares per pack = 4 charm packs + 12 additional charm squares

51" x 63" quilt top


You can also make a table runner from the D9P blocks.

Add as many D9P blocks to make your table runner whatever length you would like.

This is a 3 block D9P table runner.

3 D9P blocks x 9 charm squares per block = 27 charm squares

BTW -- This is my Mom's Mother's Day gift.  Happy Mother's Day, Mom!

Sew 3 D9P blocks together in 3 rows to make a square table topper.  You can always sew more D9P together to make a larger table topper to custom fit it to the size of your table.

Ideas for the D9P are endless.

Have fun with it!

1 comment:

tdvols0527 said...

Paula - I'm also doing BINGO with you. The disappearing nine patch is very neat. Thank you!!!!! Tammy