Saturday, January 28, 2012

My Nine Patch Blocks Disappeared!

What in the world is going on? I made 9 pinkish Nine Patch blocks and I don't seem to have them any more. Not a single Nine Patch block in sight. Where in carnation did they go? Well.....they morphed into the Disappearing Nine Patch blocks. I finished cutting them into four pieces, flipped a couple of the pieces around and then sewed them back together into their new and improved settings. Here are the remaining 7 blocks. (I have no idea why Blogger is still turning some of my pictures sidewards, but it is making me a bit nuts.)

The Before

and the After.

Before

After

1st came this.

Which then became this.

This pairing was extremely tough. The cherry prints didn't want to work with almost anything else. Then I tried this grouping and I was somewhat satisfied.

I liked it better once it was sliced and diced and reconnected.

Another before.

And the After.

There are some fabrics I really love and wish I had more of, like the center one here.


The yellow in the center square screamed out and it was again really hard to find other prints that played well with it.

I think it turned out fine.

So the 9 Disappearing Nine Patch Blocks are completed and I've fiddled a bit with a possible layout. Sashing will go in between the blocks. What do you think? Would you change it?
 It was late at night when I took these photos so I'm going to lay them out again for another look-see in the daylight before I start sewing them together. Hopefully I will get enough time very soon to just that and this top will be D.O.N.E.

5 of you added your own colorful comments:

  1. liking the AFTER blocks very much, love the way it changes the perspective completely xx

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  2. very nice ones... I've only done one disappearing nine patch I think, I chose to twist and turn them randomly though. yours looks great!

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  3. I think it looks great! What color sashing will you use? blessings, marlene

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  4. You have made a beautiful quilt top...I am going to have to try this! Thanks for sharing

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  5. That is a brilliant idea - never though of cutting them like this.

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