I made this disappearing nine patch block for my son. I chose these fabrics thinking that he could grow with them.
It started with a a package of pre-cut 6″ squares. There weren’t quite enough in the package, so I got some other fabric and cut 6″ squares to augment them. The same fabrics were used in the Scrappy HST Quilt for a Boy.
The nine patch blocks are made with random fabrics. I only made sure that identical fabrics weren’t touching.
Because they are made with 6″ squares, the nine-patches are quite large. The quilt only has fifteen blocks altogether. Three across and five down.
The quilt is 48″ x 81″, a nice size for a twin bed.
The quilting is a large meander around the whole quilt. It is stippling, but there is at least 1″ between lines.
I chose that quilting design because I wanted something that would be done quickly. I made this quilt after I made the Scrappy HST Quilt for a Boy. The HST quilt was for my second son and this was for my first son. The other quilt has a lot of detailed free motion quilting on it, and took a long time.
When I told my son that I would be done his quilt soon, his response was “What? You worked on my brother’s quilt for months and now mine will be done in a couple of days. Obviously you put more effort into his. You must like him better.”
So in response, I did what any mom would do. I finished the quilt, hid it in the closet for a month, then got it out and gave it to him.
This pattern went together quickly, especially because the nine patch blocks were so big. I didn’t cut down the 6″ squares, so they were almost 18″. I recommend the disappearing nine patch to anyone wanting a quick and easy pattern.
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