Inspired by the 9-Patch


It's a take on the traditional 9-patch block.  Some call it the double-disappearing 9-patch.  I call it inspired by the 9-patch: 

My first double-disappearing 9-patch was quickly put together for a quilt guild program a few months back.   I knew the room would be filled with traditional quilters, so I thought the multitude of scraps used in this one gave it a more traditional look.  

double disappearing 9-patch quilt by Marty Mason


as did the traditional quilt design.

double disappearing 9-patch quilt by Marty Mason


I was hooked on love after the very first double disappearing 9-patch.  I moved from my scrap bin to the black and white in my fabric stash.  Added just a smidge of red to jazz it up a bit.  First the more traditional layout:


double disappearing 9-patch quilt by Marty Mason
 
 
 
 double disappearing 9-patch quilt by Marty Mason


and since I had plenty of black and white, I put one together with a modern flair.  Oh, the fun of having no fabric placement rules to follow allowed all different size squares and rectangles that just made this one sing out loud.

modern double disappearing 9-patch quilt by Marty Mason


modern double disappearing 9-patch quilt by Marty Mason


When I won a great little charm pack there was just nothing left to do but add more fabric to complete this one. 

A modern double disappearing 9 patch quilt top by Marty Mason


It's so bright and cheery and I smile every time I see this modern paisley quilting.

A modern double disappearing 9 patch quilt top by Marty Mason


and then I ran out of white background fabric and also out of cream background fabric
so, what's left to do but to fill in with light gray
sigh
this one is now my favorite and is in the
hands of my favorite quilter
who works magic in the modern
quilting style
 

A modern double disappearing 9 patch quilt top by Marty Mason
 
 
 
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3 comments :

  1. Hi Marty,
    I am smitten with the 'light greens and lots of white space' version of your disappearing 9-patch. Can you reveal to me just how you achieved the look? It appears very random and yet very pleasing.

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    1. Bonnie, I do wish I could explain how I improv cut and piece the 9-patch, but cannot do it easily. I'm better at showing/demonstrating because it is so easy for me to be random. Thanks for your compliment and do come back and visit.

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