I just finished piecing another Disappearing 9-Patch in fall colors. The photo doesn't show the lovely fabrics to their advantage. Many of them have metallic accents and they are very rich-looking. The colors go so perfectly in my family room that this might just be a quilt I keep for myself. The quilt is shown at the right, without the border.
It’s an easy pattern to make, without a lot of seams to match. I love using precuts, and this pattern uses 5” charm squares… perfect!
Nine charms are joined together in three rows of three each. The four corners will not be cut, so it is a wonderful way to use pretty prints that you want to showcase.
It is effective to use the same square in the center of the 9-patch unit, but not mandatory. The photo at the left shows the three rows of charm squares, before they are joined into a block.
When the nine pieces have been joined, they are cut across the center vertically and horizontally, and the 9-patch disappears! See the photo below left, showing how the block is cut. The cut block is pictured on the right below.
The four cut units are joined with the centers diagonally across from each other in the finished block. It’s a fast, scrappy quilt, and fun to make in different color combinations.