Tuesday, January 13, 2015

Double D9P

Another baby quilt gift! 
This one is a Double Disappearing 9-Patch, otherwise known as DD9P.

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.
Cut the block through the center.
Without moving the fabric, cut again down the middle.
This is the result.
Spread the blocks apart, and add 5 same size squares in between.
Sew those together to make a new 9-patch block.
Cut again through the middle.
And again from top to bottom,
resulting in this.
Rotate two opposite corners.
Sew them together, and the result is a complicated looking block that was really easy to make.
Sew them all together, and this occurs.
Pretty cool, huh?  The quilting on this was a pantograph called Easy Peasy.
When there's a need for a quick quilt that looks like it took a lot of time, it's great to have the DD9P in the arsenal!

Happy Quilting!

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  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.

  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.

  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?

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


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