Disappearing 9-Patch Variation
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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.