Disappearing 9-Patch Variation
A request from Ellen ~ Hello to friends
from around the world. I know people from
all corners of the globe visit this post to help
them with their quilting. I would like a bit of
assistance if possible. I will be taking the trip
of a lifetime in a few months and would like to
collect fabric from the countries I visit so I can
make a special project when I return home. I
will be going to: Prague * Istanbul * Mumbai *
Delhi * Jaipur * Pushkar * Agra * Singapore *
Bali * Sydney * Auckland * Tokyo * Los Angeles *
Santiago, Chile * Buenos Aires * Rio de Janiero.
If anyone can tell me locations to buy fabric of
the country/ region, I would appreciate it.
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This is another way to transform
a 9-patch block into something
4 - 5" squares of dark fabric
5 - 5" squares of light fabric
4 - 5" squares of light fabric
5 - 5" squares of dark fabric
Layout squares as shown as
sew together in 3 rows. Press
seams in rows 1 & 3 to the outside
and seams in row 2 to the inside.
Sew rows together and press
seams to the outside.
Now here comes the interesting
part. Measure the center block,
in this case it is 4 1/2", now take
half of that measurement which
is 2 1/4" and cut 2 1/4" off both
sides of the blocks as shown.
Set aside strips.
Now take the inner section and
cut 2 1/4" strips from the top
and bottom. Set strips aside.
Swap the smaller center strips
from each block, layout as shown
and sew back together.
Swap the longer side pieces from
each block and sew together taking
care to match the intersections of the
seams. Notice there will be extra
fabric at each end. Square to 13".
And there are your two finished blocks.
These blocks would make
a very interesting quilt.