Sunday, May 16, 2010

Disappearing Four Patch

I saw this demo'd and thought it could make a good, quick project for my Florida group next winter.  I like to try things out first.   I am also trying to tidy my sewing room, and found some light blue flowered fabric left over from a Project Linus workshop many years ago.

I began by cutting 6 1/2 inch squares of both fabrics and stitching them into large 4-patch blocks.
I decided that I wanted the centre "sashing" to end up at 2 inches finished, so I made each cut 1 1/4 inch from the centre seam , cutting on both sides and in both directions.
Leaving the four corners and the centre four patch in place, the remaining rectangles were turned around.
I then stitched the block together as you would any nine patch block.
I decided to square the blocks up to 11 inches after sewing.

I think that this would also made a good scrap quilt, and it could be made in a variety of sizes.  It looks best if made with two pairs of matching fabric squares.


  1. This is really cool. I have not seen the squares cut like this before.

  2. So clever! I've seen a disappearing 9 patch, but this was completely new to me! Thanks for sharing!

  3. I shared this with my sewing group. This is very neat! We have a lot of donated material and scraps and run out of ideas to make them work, this and other's on your site are a fresh change for us! Thank you for sharing!

  4. This is a fun block. Can't wait to try it.

  5. Very clever and cute. Thanks for sharing your fun idea.


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