Thursday, January 25, 2018

12 Traditional Blocks

A Disappearing Nine Patch quilt is made by cutting Nine Patch blocks into quarters and then reassembling them in different ways. The 12 blocks shown below can be used instead of a Nine Patch block to make even more interesting Disappearing block quilts.

To learn more about Disappearing block quilts click on "Disappearing Blocks" in the column on the right labelled "My Posts by Subject".



ANTIQUE TILE




























CALICO PUZZLE

 



































HIDDEN STAR

 




































 JACOB'S LADDER




































LINOLEUM

 


































 MAPLE LEAF



















































 OHIO STAR
















































ROLLING STONE






























SHOO FLY


SPOOL











































SWING IN THE CENTER

 




























WEATHER-VANE
































 

LARGE 1/2 SQUARE TRIANGLES

Cut 5" x 5" squares
One for each color 

 



Place squares right sides together
Draw a line from corner to corner
Sew a 1/4" seam on either side of the line 



 
Cut along the drawn line
Press seams open to form 1/2 square triangles
Trim to 4 1/2" x 4 1/2" 




HOUR GLASS SQUARE

Cut two 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" background squares
Cut a  5 1/2" x 5 1/2" colored square
Cut a  different 5 1/2" x 5 1/2" colored square

Place a background square and a colored square right sides together
Draw a line from corner to corner
Sew a 1/4" seam on either side of the line 











Cut along the drawn line
Press seams open to form 1/2 square triangles
Trim to 5" x 5"


Place 2 different colored squares right sides together 
with seams lined up
And with color on top of background
Sew a 1/4' seam on either side of the line








Cut along the drawn line
Press seams open
Trim to 41/2" x 4 1/2"


SMALL 1/2 SQUARE TRIANGLES

Cut 2 squares 2 1/2" x 2 1/2"




Place them right sides together
Draw a diagonal from corner to corner
Sew on or just beside the line as shown

Trim a 1/4" seam allowance



Press seams open to form a 1/2 square triangle





CONNECTOR CORNERS

Place small square on the corner of the large square right sides together





Draw a diagonal from corner to corner
Sew on or just beside the line as shown 





Trim a 1/4" seam allowance





Press seams open to form a 1/2 square triangle in the corner






Friday, March 3, 2017

Four Patch Blocks #9

I am going to try designing with these two simple units.


What if I combine the two units to make this four patch block?

































What if I combine the two units to make this four patch block?




















Friday, February 17, 2017

Four Patch Block #9


I'm going to try combining these two units (patches) to make four-patch blocks.

Then I'll try using the blocks to design quilt tops.

Wish me luck.

















Lots of room here for some fancy quilting.











Sunday, February 5, 2017

Simple Block #9 Version 2

I designed this simple block and I want to see what can be done with it.



By combining four of my block I can make this larger block. Now the question is what can I do with this?