Here we are! Slightly later than planned (oops!), we’ve just posted April’s patchwork block over on our Tutorials page.
This month we’re covering the Disappearing 9-Patch, a fun way of turning a simple pattern into something a bit more interesting and complex. A relatively quick 9-patch block is cut into quarters and then rearranged to form an interlocking design. Across the whole surface of a quilt-top this creates a brilliant effect – the pattern gives a lot of interest without too much work, especially if you use larger squares.
The result can be as bold and simple, or as small and intricate as you like, depending on the patterns and colours of fabrics you use. We’ve suggested using a mix of fabrics to really make the original 9 patches “disappear” into the pattern!