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    need a little help from my friends/disappearing nine patch

    my first time with this block 1) after you cut sideways and top to bottom.....and arrange them the way you like them......then, should each block thereafter (in the quilt) be arranged the same way? 2) how do I get the fabric I want to be in the center 3) how do I get it to look less scattered/ helter skelter like? I appreciate any help I can get with this. Happy New Year all and Happy Quilting.

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    Can you show us a photo?
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    Have you looked in the picture section in the albums? There are lots of quilts made with this block that may give you some ideas. I actually made one using one of the pictured quilts that I liked.
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    If you go to the picture section of QB and click on the sticky for the Quilt Gallery you will find several versions. You can also use the QB search box and put in D9P or Dissappearing Nine Patch and you will find some examples.

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    When you make the original 9-patch, if you keep the centers all the same color, they can create a secondary pattern. Whatever you put on the outer 4 corners of the original 9 patch remain same size squares and the other 4 pieces end up as rectangles.

    Here are some pics of ones I did. In both, they were scrappy, but I kept the same colors in the same positions of the original blocks.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t162092.html

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    I completely understand how it can get confusing, the first time I did I looked all weird. And now I love it and I like doing a disappearing 9 patch and 4 patch they look just wonderful. I will say I break it up by doing a solid color. I would like a picture to see what you have done so far?

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    When you make the original 9-patch, if you keep the centers all the same color, they can create a secondary pattern. Whatever you put on the outer 4 corners of the original 9 patch remain same size squares and the other 4 pieces end up as rectangles.

    Here are some pics of ones I did. In both, they were scrappy, but I kept the same colors in the same positions of the original blocks.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t162092.html
    Love your teal/black quilt!!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    When you make the original 9-patch, if you keep the centers all the same color, they can create a secondary pattern. Whatever you put on the outer 4 corners of the original 9 patch remain same size squares and the other 4 pieces end up as rectangles.

    Here are some pics of ones I did. In both, they were scrappy, but I kept the same colors in the same positions of the original blocks.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t162092.html
    oh wow....thank you....that's the help I was looking for....I love your quilts...thanks for posting pictures as that gives me an idea of a less scrambled look

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    thanks for the help........I've got what I need to move forward and will post pics when done....

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    If I'm doing a controlled scrappy D9P, I plan the centers of each side which will be my "arms" so that they form a semi-consistent lattice pattern in the finished quilt.

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    D9P Therapy! Really!

    I got "burned out" a little making (planning, cutting and doing the massive layout and piecing) for a super-king sized quilt, so challenged myself with a controlled, CRIB sized D9P with ONLY 10 fabrics. 9 for the front, and a very bright, beautiful bird fabric for the back. None of the 9 were "matched", although I did try to be consistent with the contrast. Once I pieced and sliced the first block, I took pictures of the different layouts, then used my PC to show the finished idea. Chose one layout, and then did all the top piecing at one go. Then I ironed and put it all away for the day. Took time to visit, enjoy the sights and relax. Next day, I checked the ironing, made the final cuts, flipped all blocks the correct way (by the plan!) and pieced it all together. 3rd day, sandwiched the whole thing. Hot pink thread on top, light mauve in bobbin and FMQ bubbles or pebbles, or grapes, whatever you want to call them. That was the best part of the whole process. In about a week of total time, I had a crib quilt ready, and my co-workers grandson, cares NOT that I used pink threads, he loves his bright quilt!

    9 patch, in any form, is very forgiving of colors. Have fun, and enjoy the finished product. If an all over pattern is your goal, use your camera or even better, grid paper and color the layout. The final product may be more subtle than you planned, but YOU know what's there. AND everyone who looks at the quilt, will be in awe of what you've created!
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    A quilter friend of mine made one that lookes very "traditional". She kept the 3 middle blocks going up and 3 going down in the 9-patch the same in all the blocks. When she cut them, she was able to sew them together looking like a traditional sashing with cornerstones. It was very pretty and was made using shirtings. I had a hard time seeing the D9P!!

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    Love the black/teal version...

    Quote Originally Posted by katier825 View Post
    When you make the original 9-patch, if you keep the centers all the same color, they can create a secondary pattern. Whatever you put on the outer 4 corners of the original 9 patch remain same size squares and the other 4 pieces end up as rectangles.

    Here are some pics of ones I did. In both, they were scrappy, but I kept the same colors in the same positions of the original blocks.

    http://www.quiltingboard.com/picture...e-t162092.html

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    This is what mine looks like. All my center blocks were black. The rest of the nine patch can be anything you want.
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    Quote Originally Posted by reneaunoel View Post
    I got "burned out" a little making (planning, cutting and doing the massive layout and piecing) for a super-king sized quilt, so challenged myself with a controlled, CRIB sized D9P with ONLY 10 fabrics. 9 for the front, and a very bright, beautiful bird fabric for the back. None of the 9 were "matched", although I did try to be consistent with the contrast. Once I pieced and sliced the first block, I took pictures of the different layouts, then used my PC to show the finished idea. Chose one layout, and then did all the top piecing at one go. Then I ironed and put it all away for the day. Took time to visit, enjoy the sights and relax. Next day, I checked the ironing, made the final cuts, flipped all blocks the correct way (by the plan!) and pieced it all together. 3rd day, sandwiched the whole thing. Hot pink thread on top, light mauve in bobbin and FMQ bubbles or pebbles, or grapes, whatever you want to call them. That was the best part of the whole process. In about a week of total time, I had a crib quilt ready, and my co-workers grandson, cares NOT that I used pink threads, he loves his bright quilt!

    9 patch, in any form, is very forgiving of colors. Have fun, and enjoy the finished product. If an all over pattern is your goal, use your camera or even better, grid paper and color the layout. The final product may be more subtle than you planned, but YOU know what's there. AND everyone who looks at the quilt, will be in awe of what you've created!
    Thank you so much for all your explanation/help. It helps me a lot. ��

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    Oh boy, this certainly is a "I can do anything I want" pattern. Very versatile (sp?...senior moment).

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