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Creative Week 51

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Great news – our heating will be fixed by 7th February, so not too long to wait now.

The house has been so cold this last week I haven’t been able to do much as my hands won’t function in this much cold.

This weeks quilt idea – Disappearing 9 patch using layer cake (10″) squares. 36 for the quilts below. with 1 and 7/8th yards (1.72m) for a 6″ border (cut into 2 x 6 1/2″ by 56 1/2″ and 2 x 6 1/2″ by 68 1/2″, for the quilt without sashing and for the quilt with sashing cut 2 x 6 1/2″ by 64″ and 2 x 6 1/2″ by 76″.  These long border strips will need piecing to achieve the required length).  With sashing the quilt is 75 1/2″ square and without it is 68″ square.

If sashing the fabric needed is 1 and 1/4 yards (1.15m).  This will need to be cut into 2″ strips, then sub cut into 20 x 2″ by  14 1/2″ and 5 x 2″ by 64″ strips (the longer lengths will need to be pieced)

The basic principle is to make a simple 9 patch from 9 of the layer cakes, in this case 4 times.  Working on one 9 patch at a time, measure the width of the centre square and then cut it in half across the centre horizontally and vertically, making 4 blocks.  Repeat this with the remaining three 9 patches – you will have 16 blocks altogether.  Now rearrange them to suit you, add sashing if you want and a border or not.

I have included below some arrangements I have considered.

This first one is the basic 9 patch without any sashing or slicing up.

Basic without sashing

Basic sliced up with sashing.

Basic with sashing

Arrangement 1

Disappearing 9 patch 1

without sashing

Disappearing 9 patch 1a wo sashing

Arrangement 2 with sashing

Disappearing 9 patch 2

without sashing

Disappearing 9 patch 2a wo sashing

Arrangement 3 with sashing

Disappearing 9 patch 3

Without sashing

Disappearing 9 patch 3a wo sashing

Arrangement 4 with sashing

Disappearing 9 patch 4

Without sashing

Disappearing 9 patch 4a wo sashing

Arrangement 5 with sashing

Disappearing 9 patch 5

Without sashing

Disappearing 9 patch 5a wo sashing

I know there are many more…..

That’s all for this week, thank you for dropping by, until next week…. x

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2 thoughts on “Creative Week 51

  1. I was sort of expecting the usual disappearing Nine Patch! Lovely to see some different deigns using a simple idea.

    • Thank you. There seems to be a tendency with disappearing 9 patch to just stick with ‘that one design’ but by moving the blocks around just a little, adds a bit of spice.

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