Who says a quilt block has to be square? I was looking at the Disappearing Nine Patch block again, with the idea of making another of my own Variation in pastels, when it occurred to me that there could be another possibility. What if another square was added? The result would be a brick shape, and may be interesting.
I started in the usual manner, constructing a nine patch block using 5 inch squares.
I slashed it in both directions through the middle.
I rotated the upper left and bottom right sections per the usual manner.
Then I set out the top two and bottom two together, keeping the side to be sewn on the right. I made four blocks at once.
Chain piecing per usual.
I set out the top and bottom sections together, with the four stacked on top of each other.
Then I cut eight 7-inch squares out of yellow fabric.
I offset the top to the right and the bottom to the left, and place the yellow squares in the spaces created.
They were sewn together.
I set the bricks together, and it made a small quilt with just four. I think this could be very interesting with a large print for the square tiles, and lots more bricks.
This size was good for a lap quilt, so I added a border in cream.
Then it was loaded on the quilting frame. A bow pantograph quilting design was stitched on it.
Sweet, isn’t it? I don’t often get a chance to use this pantograph.
Finished and bound!
I’ll have to show it around a bit before it gets donated.
It was so easy and fast, I really should make several more. These would make nice lap quilts for the veterans, or people in nursing homes. They are just the right size for wheelchair use.
To see another one of my design with a directional print, click HERE.
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25 thoughts on “Disappearing Nine Patch Variation – Stacked Bricks”
I have 2 twin charity quilt tops started but they are on the back burner. Finished 2 last year but haven’t decided on the quilting. Working on a personal queen triple irish chain and just finished a top called ‘little women’.
It would be a good size for Project Linus too.
It’s always nice to see another variation of the 9 patch – it looks lovely – thanks for sharing 🙂
I like this with the big yellow squares added. Very good idea!
I love your idea! In the guild I belong to we all make small quilts to donate for children. This will be perfect for something different. Thank you for sharing your idea. Hugs,
A fast and fun way to make a quilt too!
I really love this thanks for sharing-I am always looking for simple now a days for my quilts going to save this one
You can’t go wrong with a disappearing 9-patch, I really like your addition of the solid squares.
That looks really good. The pastels are very cute and the quilting just sets it off. Wonderful.
I like this variation. It could work with some fabric I’ve just ordered
What sweet soft colors, your quilting is super!
I belonged to a group in Florida who made quilts for the local Hospice. I had a Long Arm at the time and quilted all of the quilts the other gals pieced. Sorry to say I sold my machine when we moved to NC and I really miss ‘Her’.
A great idea, and a lovely quilt!
SUch a sweet quilt indeed. I too like this variation of the nine patch. Hmmm….charity. I have two project linus I’d like to get quilted this summer. Your bow panto is very cute!
What a cute fast little quilt. I make quilts for the Baptismal candidates at my church, and this quilt would be terrific. Thank you
could this be made in flannels or are there too many cuts
I think you could do it in flannel, let us know if you try it.
I’m a beginner. I truly appreciate this tutorial! I think I can do this. Thanks so much!
Love your site!
This is a late reply, but I’m wondering if your 5″ and 7″ blocks are assuming an added 1/4″ seam allowance or is the seam allowance accounted for in the 5″/7″ measurements? Thanks so much, I love the design and am looking forward to getting quilting again.
Use the 5 and 7-inch cutting as given, the seam allowance is within those measurements.
Thanks for sharing, I’ve made a disappearing nine patch but I didn’t put my blocks together the way yours are set. Very nice.
Thanks for sharing this arrangement. I have made two disappearing nine patch. One was cattle with orange block as center block. It was great. The other I used batiks and white with the center being red. They turned out great.
I love your quilt! Nice variation! Thanks a bunch
Hello! I was wondering if you knew what the size of the quilt top was when you finished? Thank you!
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