Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Disappearing 9 Patch Variation Tutorial

I had a few people ask about how I made this crib quilt.  I bet you didn't guess that I made this using a variation of the Disappearing 9 patch.  You use the same technique but by placing your colors different you get a totally different look :)
  ***Note - I realize you can also make this pattern doing a 4 patch center and then adding side sashing with corner blocks but this is just how I have made it.  I think both would take about the same time, maybe I should make one this other way and time it to see which is faster :)


Here is how to make it:

For a 22 x 44 crib quilt You will need:

4 Strips 2 1/2" x WOF of your focal print (white border)  (You can made these strips wider if you want a larger border :)
16 4" x 4" Squares of your focal print (white )
28 4" x 4" Squares of your first sashing print (pink)
28 4" x 4" Squares of your second sashing print (green)
       
If you want to change the size of the quilt you can either make the borders bigger or change the size squares you start with.

To start, you are going to make Eight 9-Patch blocks.  4 of the first color layout and 4 of the second color layout. 
Now cut across the center of the block left to right, and then without moving the block, cut across the center of the block from top to bottom. Repeat for all 8 blocks.
 Now rotate the 4 newly cut squares 180 degrees to get the following layout.  Sew the 4 squares together.  Repeat for all 8 blocks.

 Now lay out your 8 blocks as follows.  Sew the blocks into rows and then your rows into the quilt top.

Add your border, sewing on the long sides first.  Then add your short sides borders.

And then your done and you have one adorable crib quilt!!!!

And since I was at it . . .  I figured I would add the same instructions for making a baby blanket. You use the exact same process.   Here is a picture of one I made a while back :)



For a 40 x 40 baby blanket you will need:

18 5" x 5" Squares of your focal print (pink)
32 5" x 5" Squares of your first sashing print (purple)
32 5" x 5" Squares of your second sashing print (yellow)
           
If you want to change the size of the quilt you can either make the borders bigger or change the size squares you start with.

To start, you are going to make Eight 9-Patch blocks.  4 of the first color layout and 4 of the second color layout. 

 Now cut across the center of the block left to right, and then without moving the block, cut across the center of the block from top to bottom. Repeat for all 8 blocks.
Now rotate the 4 newly cut squares 180 degrees to get the following layout.  Sew the 4 squares together.  Repeat for all 8 blocks.

 Now lay out your 8 blocks as follows.  Sew the blocks into rows and then your rows into the quilt top.


And you are done!!!!

Hope you enjoyed :)  If you have any questions just shoot me an email :)
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21 comments:

  1. Thank you! I love this, and would have NEVER thought of cutting it that way :)

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  2. I want to do this one! I have been having a lot of fun with the disappearing 9 patch! It can come together in so many different ways!

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  3. I have a pattern for this using jelly rolls, and I can't wait to do it in 30's replicas!! The one in my book uses red and white where your pink and yellow are!! but it only has one of the 'thin' strips between each larger square! I love how simple this difficult look is! Thanks for sharing!!

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  4. Very cool! I love the disappearing 9 patch!! So versitile! Great way to make this very cute quilt!

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  5. Wonderful tutorial - it really turned out so cute!

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  6. I love the D9P for quick, cute quilts. I just finished one with a different layout that looks like sashing and cornerstones. It is pictured on my blog.

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  7. Love it! Great tutorial.

    vail in tn

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  8. That is so snazzy! I like making 9-patch blocks much more than I like sashing. Thanks!!

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  9. Those quilts are adorable!! Quick question tough...according to the pics wouldn't you actually rotate all 4 cut pieces?? It looks like the center square (cut into 4 small squares) ends up with he small pieces all on the corners. Or maybe I am missing something??

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    1. Thanks Wendy, you are right. I have made the adjustments. This is what happens when I make tutorials in the middle of the night :)

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    2. Hi Melissa: New to quilting - love your tutorial - pictures amazing..how much material do you require..thanks Karen

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    3. Hi Karen,
      The material you need is listed under each quilt. Basically, 20" of 3 different fabrics each will do you :)

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  10. Thanks for posting this again!

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  11. This is great! Love it... I am a D9P fan and I hate sashing so this is perfect.

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  12. Thank you sooo much for this tutorial!!!
    This is the very first quilt I have ever attempted to make, and I am so excited to get it completed.
    I can't wait to show it, off at church.

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  13. Thanks for posting, I am teaching a disappearing 9 patch table topper at a quilters class at the public library. This will just show the ladies another variation to the disappearing 9 patch. Love it.

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  14. My favorite go-to pattern for a quick quilt. Very cute.

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Thank you so much for your sweet comments. I just love hearing from each and every one of you!!
Have a Happy Quilting Day :)

Melissa