Disappearing Nine Patch Revisited

I’m starting up a little series of posts that feature old blog posts.  Kalissa and I have been going back and looking at them.  It’s been fun.  I started blogging in June of 2009…WOW.  Ten years.  I’m so glad I’ve kept the blog as a diary of sorts.

This is one of the first disappearing nine patch quilts that I made.  I made it back in October of 2009 for a wedding present.  It was so quick and fun to make….I know you’re looking at it and saying, “Um, Jo, that is not a disappearing nine patch.”  Truly, it is.

As I was paging through the archives I was trying to find something that I thought you’d all like to be reminded of….this quilt was an easy pick.  I’ve talked about it and others I’ve made using the same technique, disappearing nine patch.  I thought it was a great time to revisit this pattern.

Still don’t believe me…check out these instructions.

Sew the blocks into nine patches as shown.

Cut those nine patches as shown.

Turn the pieces…

Sew them together.

If you’d like a complete set of directions you can follow this LINK.

This technique is about the quickest way to sew a quilt like this together and beats making sashing and sewing strips…WAY easier.  That has me thinking I’d love to make another of these quilts again.


Here’s another one Kelli made…it’s Iowa Hawkeye themed.  The easy construction makes it so quick and perfect for gifting.

You can find the link for that quilt HERE.

While you were all looking at the quilts, I was thinking, “WOW Jessie and James, who I gifted the quilt to, can’t be married 10 years already…but yes, it’s true”!!  I’m also thinking of cutting some of the Kaffe fabrics I’ve gotten into 5″ squares….Hmmm.  The self sashing disappearing nine patch lives on!!

13 thoughts on “Disappearing Nine Patch Revisited”

  1. Great post. Thanks for the reminder of this easy way to use up charms. Just cut up a shoe box full and now I have your pattern to use many of them.

  2. I know that I saved your instructions some place, now I don’t have to search for them. I’m glad that you reminded us of this easy way to make sashings. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Let me know if you would like more examples of disappearing 9-patches. I’ve made 14 of them in the last few years. Adalyne Panos got me on to the pattern and I’m hooked. Have one on the sewing table right now

  4. I’ve always loved the disappearing nine patch – an easy go to when you need a quilt done in a hurry!
    Thanks for revisiting some of your older posts.
    Love and prayers

  5. Thanks for the re-posting, it’s new to me and I’ll put this to use right away!
    It’s a joy to see you’re back to enjoying quilting.

  6. My quilt group has made these several times for community caring quilts. They always turn out beautifully. This year we decided to exchange blocks for 3 months and well all have one!

  7. I made one just like this for my great nephew some years back. Loved it and it truly does go together quickly! I need to find a photo so I can send it to you.

  8. Signe Burgen Vaughan

    I just started reading your older blog posts starting in June 2009 and reading them in order to the present. This is one of the patterns that I loved. I am going to try it!

  9. This is a classic pattern, timeless and easy to do. There are always new quilters who don’t know what to do or where to start, so republishing these patterns is a great idea.

  10. I made this pattern as a comfort quilt in pinks and purples… it went to comfort a mother of 5 in Ohio after her diagnosis of breast cancer.
    I do love this pattern because it’s quick and easy!

  11. Thanks for reposting this Jo! This quilt is on my bucket list but the pattern I have you have to cut the sashing! This one is much easier!

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