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Thread: Disappearing nine patch

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    I am working on a disappearing nine patch top and I am not liking it so maybe I am doing something wrong. In each 9 patch, I have 4 squares of the same pattern and 5 (1 being the center) of another. My centers are different in each block. Should the center be the constant in each block? Do you alternate the outside corners? Thanks for you input!

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    I have done a D9P with just two different fabrics, and with totally different for a 'scrappy' look, it is important to have dark fabrics on the outside corners and centre, and light in the four central outer blocks.

    If you want a symetrical look when you cut through the centre, just swap over the top right for the bottom left on every block and resew, or if you want a totally random look just turn each corner any which way you please.....

    Hope this helps.. Here's a picture of the charm squares quilt and two colour version :D
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    I have made these two different ways.

    1. With 3 fabrics. One with a nice print for the corners, one that matched very well for the 4 side pieces and then much less fabric for the 1 center square.


    2. With 2 fabrics. One with a nice print for the corners and then a coordinating color for the 4 sides and one center.

    When the D9P block is finished, no matter which kind I made, the center square was cut into four pieces and then the side pieces looked like strips "framing" the corner pieces.

    I hope that answered your question. When the quilt top is finished, all your corner pieces were framed with the other pieces and the other pieces made a look similar to a link chain. It's a pretty cool effect.


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    Thanks for all your information!!! I think I was trying to use too many patterns. Each block was a different pattern and it just didn't flow right!

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    Yes Rose it looks much better if you can contrast the fabrics, using plain and patterned good luck, and dont forget to post some piccies soon :D

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    here is another D9 I put my small blocks catecornored from one another...hope this helps
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    Oh I do love your version Cathie :D

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    this one was done with a lot of different colors.....
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    Thanks Izy....:-) I like the soft pastels too.....:-) Yours is so soft and pretty!!

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    They are both gorgeous :D :D :D

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    Love that pattern and it would be perfect for Prayer Quilts we make at our church. Can you give the the cut sizes for the four pieces in each block and the measurement of the finished block? Love your variations and color choices. Cheerful quilts.

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    pastel is a 3 inch block ......the colorful one is 5 inch blocks...

    5" is 38 x 54 a 15 inch block

    3" is 9 inch block

    Thank you sure fun to make and fast

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    Thanks to everyone for the help--you all are awesome and a wealth of information! I think I got it! Gcathie--did you make 4 blocks and then split them apart and then combined a section of each block to get the 4 colors in your pastel one? It is beautiful!!!

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    I am working on a d9p too. I am using 4 colours, including some black denim from son's old jeans. I was having a tough time getting the pattern laid out right, which surprised me cz I thought it was 'simple' and it is, ONCE you get it right. :D

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    Thanks for your reply BUT can you tell me the measurements of the four individual pieces that make up one block. Measurements for the 15" block. I'm sure I could make my own pattern, but I'd rather cheat and have you tell me if you would.

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    I really want to try the D9P but in trueth it kinda scares me. :oops: So is it basically ..... you make up a 9 patch? Ok I can do that, but then i see longer blocks. this is where i get lost.. All your quilts are beautiful ladies :D

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    Bev- you can do it! You make an awesome 9 patch- you just have to cut them up (see Cathe's first pic) and then reassemble.

    Hey, even I am going to try it and you know how I'm such a wus about learning something. I'll experiment and if it doesn't look good, off to the scrap bin to make something else.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Barbm
    Bev- you can do it! You make an awesome 9 patch- you just have to cut them up (see Cathe's first pic) and then reassemble.

    Hey, even I am going to try it and you know how I'm such a wus about learning something. I'll experiment and if it doesn't look good, off to the scrap bin to make something else.
    Ok. Gonna take off my chicken suit and jump in... I sure hope it'll be a soft landing. :lol: :lol:

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    Ok the lightbulb went off :idea: After staring at Cathie's blue/white blocks I can see the 9 patch.. Duhhhhhhhh Bev. Ok this is definitly a Beverly pattern LOL :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:

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    the pastel block is 9.... 3 inche blocks......which makes the nine patch.......then you cut in half....as said....(look at photo's)

    the other one is 9.... 5 inch blocks......made into a 9 patch.....then cut down the middle to make four turn the way you want and sew back together...good luck you all can do this....once you get the hang of it ,,,It is fun to do

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    This was my D9P. I used about 11 different fat quarters that I felt looked good together. I had a lot of material left over, in fact first I made a tote with the fats, then liked it so much I made the quilt.
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    Perfect. Thanks much and wish me luck.

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    a 15inch(finished) block would be made from a nine-patch of 5 1/2 inch squares.

    edit: oops, sorry, looks like this question was already answered. :oops:

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    I experimented with some numbers and I'm using a 18 1/2" finished 9 patch. Then I cut, swap and sew. When completed I have a twin top.....which I'm sure my DS will love. It's either going to be Thomas or CARS...whichever I can find.

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    gcathie - your two quilts are gorgeous - as always. I'm going nutz
    trying to count the different fabrics that you used. The pastel was
    easy to count - the multicolored - not so easy.

    Sandybeach - your quilt is beautiful too.

    That's it - I'm jumping in too! What could go wrong, right? or wrong?

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