Variations of the 9-patch block are one of my favorite projects to do. There are so many things you can create just by repurposing a simple 9-patch!
This variation of a disappearing 9-patch takes one of the simplest blocks you can make and gives the finished quilt a small and easy twist. It gives the quilt a completely different feel with next to no effort.
Here’s how you do it.
Start by making 2 plain 9-patch blocks in differing fabrics. The more variation to your fabric, the cooler the finished product will turn out.
Once you sew those up, cut them both on each diagonal, making 4 triangles per block. Make sure to line them up with the center point so when you stitch things later, the blocks work together.
Swap the triangles between blocks so two of each triangle are in each block, facing one another. Sew those together, then press. That’s it! You’re done!
Have you ever created a variation of a 9-patch? What’s your favorite way to use this simple block?