Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Double D9P

A  Double Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt makes for another great baby quilt gift! 


Double Disappearing Nine Patch Quilt





Also known as a Double D9P, as sometimes the title can be a bit of a mouthful.

The blocks for this were leftover 9-patches from the Row by Row quilt from last summer, mainly because they were too small for that quilt.  And together, they made too small of a quilt.  To solve that problem, I made double disappearing 9-patch blocks.  No idea how to do that? Well, here's a tutorial!

Start with a 9-patch block, with darker values in the middle and corners.


nine patch block for a double disappearing nine patch quilt




Cut the block through the center, horizontally,


cut the nine patch block



and vertically, to end with this.



cut nine patch block






Spread the blocks pieces apart, and add 5 same size squares in between, with the center contrasting with the others.


adding squares to a cut nine patch block






Sew those together to make a new 9-patch block, and cut again through the center, horizontally and vertically.


cut the new nine patch block





The result is this.


cut block ready to make a double disappearing nine patch block





Rotate two opposite corners.


rotate opposing corner blocks in new nine patch block




Sew them together, and the result is a complicated looking block that's super easy to make!


double disappearing nine patch block




Sew them all together, and it becomes a Double Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt!



Double Disappearing 9-Patch Quilt




When there's a need for a quick quilt that looks super complicated, turn to a DD9P!

Happy Quilting!


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6 comments:

  1. Good morning. Thanks for the tutorial. I have to do a baby quilt in the next couple of weeks. Will you tell us which size squares you used in the construction of your nine patch? Your quilt is beautiful.

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  2. Starting squares were somewhere around 2 5/8", and the second set of squares were 3 1/2". Fortunately, this works with any size--the second set of squares just has to be the same size as the squares from the cut block in step one.

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  3. OMG I have not see the DD9P, thanks for the tute! I just finished a D9P donation quilt flimsy. And have more on my radar. Oh yes what size sqs. did you use?

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  4. HAdn't seen thsi before, it's wonderful - thanks for the tutorial!

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