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Thread: Split Nine Patch

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    Hi Everyone
    I am looking for a quilt pattern. I'm not sure if I saw it on this site or not.
    It is a "split" nine patch. You sew up a nine patch block and then cut it twice. Once vertically and then horizontally. After a "shuffle" of the blocks, you sew them back together.
    Does this sound familiar to anyone? Do you have the pattern?
    Thanks in advance,
    Bonnie

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    The split 9 patch I've seen is divided on the diagonal, but had a solid square in the center of a different color to both halves. Along the diagonal were half square triangles then solids in the corners...does that make sense? Then the layout was done with traditional log cabin arrangements...zig zag, diagonal rows, nested squares. Seems like cutting the 9 patch in quarters would distort the inside squares.

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    Yep, you saw it here. Below is the link.

    http://quiltsatcs.blogspot.com/2007/...-tutorial.html

    Judy

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    Oh, I love that layout. Rotating the blocks makes all the difference!

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    I'm glad you found it for her Judy. I forgot that it was titled "disappearing 9-patch" instead of "split 9-patch" (which I found out is actually a totally different way of cutting and arranging 9-patches), and I was getting nowhere fast. Who knew you could do so much with a simple 9-patch? :D

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    Thank you so much Ladies!!!
    The Disappearing Nine Patch is definitely the one I saw :)
    Awesome!
    I can't wait to get started,
    Bonnie

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    I've got a baby quilt underway with this patch. It's pretty, but I wish I'd made the patches bigger (I used 2 inch squares) because once they get cut they of course get really tiny. :roll:

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    Thanks for the tip!
    I had a concern that unless I started the original block a bit larger, that it would be pretty small once it was cut and then put together into the quilt top.
    Bonnie

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    I started with 4" squares, and that was a good size for me. It might be a bit big for a baby quilt, but maybe not... I liked it, anyhow.

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    There is a sight called "ALL ABOUT BLOCKS" .com and the pattern is called Nine Patch Variation And it has excellent instructions and color pics. Hope this helps

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    Jayne,

    I tried "allaboutblocks.com" and it didn't show a quilt site. Any suggestions?

    Suzanne

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    Suzanne,
    I used 5 inch blocks. I have a friend who owns a fabric store and she keeps me in fabric for charity projects. Using the 5 in. for making the block it starts out at 15 inches. After cutting and resewing and squareing up the block it will make a 12 1/2 in. finished blk So you lose about 3 inches. I would guess a 12 inch starting block would finish around 9 1/2 inches . Hope this helps.
    Keep Quilting
    jayna

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    D9P is a great block.

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    I sewed mine up with 5 inch squares to start, I like the size. Did this on a baby quilt. So pretty, unfortunately I did not snap a picture before it went out the door. I liked it as it worked up so quickly.

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    Sounds like a disappearing 9 patch, try searching for that. There are at least 2 tutorials on the board for them.

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