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FNSI – Disappearing Nine Patch Progress

Last night during the FNSI, I didn’t get as far along with the Disappearing Nine Patch quilt blocks as I had hoped.  Things came up during the week and I didn’t get all the blocks sewn together until late Friday afternoon.

Most of Friday evening was then spent pressing and cutting apart the nine patch blocks.   Here is what the new blocks look like now that they’ve been cut apart:

Disappearing Nine Patch - 2

Next came the fun task of playing with those blocks to decide how I wanted to put them back together.  After rearranging them in various configurations, I settled on this layout:

Layout for Disappearing Nine Patch

I still wasn’t completely sure if that’s how I wanted the final blocks to look, so I decided to call it a night and look at it with fresh eyes in the morning.  Then first thing this morning, I sewed one of the blocks together…

Disappearing Nine Patch Sewn Together

I decided that yes, this is the one.  Now I just need to sew the other 23 blocks together.



  • ImperaMagna
    February 19, 2011 6:17 pm

    I love the disappearing 9-patch block and you’ve selected some awesome fabrics/colors… can’t wait to see the finished product!

  • Teresa
    February 19, 2011 8:35 pm

    D9P is a wonderfully versatile pattern! I love your fabric choices, it will be a marvelous quilt!

  • 4BushelFarmgal
    February 19, 2011 9:35 pm

    I love the colors you have chosen. This is going to be a beautiful quilt!

  • maria wilson
    February 19, 2011 11:33 pm

    I really enjoyed reading you interesting posts.
    What a great idea for the sewing kit using the rings in the middle for buttons etc.
    Very good use of the oven too.
    Sometimes DH can be useful AH!!
    And I think the cloth Xmas Bags is just fantastic.

  • Angie
    February 20, 2011 12:02 am

    Wonderful job with your disappearing 9 patch! Great FNSI!

  • Leah
    February 20, 2011 4:29 am

    Wonderful job on your disappearing 9 patch. I`ve been intrigued by that pattern… Looking forward to seeing your finished quilt

  • Natasha
    February 20, 2011 8:08 am

    Love the colors. Great FNSI! I have not tried the disappearing 9 patch yet, but it is on my list to do.

  • nicole
    February 20, 2011 5:56 pm

    Your block looks great. I love the fabric with the writing on.

  • stitchsister
    February 20, 2011 9:15 pm

    Love the fabrics! And I love the bags you’re making. Way to get a jump start on Christmas.

  • Jody Herbert
    February 21, 2011 1:20 am

    Looks great. Love the colours!

  • supermom
    February 21, 2011 5:11 pm

    Thanks everyone for taking the time to visit and leave comments. You’ve all made this FNSI even more fun.

  • Kirsten
    February 22, 2011 1:13 pm

    Congratulations on winning! I really like your D9P blocks and the fabrics you are using. Against black sashing, I think the end result will be stunning.

    Cheers, K

  • Jillaine Smith
    March 27, 2011 7:39 pm

    This is the first disappearing nine-patch that has appealed to me. And I realize it’s because you’ve used a “limited palette” — i.e., three different fabrics instead of 9. Have you completed the quilt yet? I’d love to see it.

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