Wednesday, 2 March 2016

March blocks for Project Linus ......

On 01 February I put a call out for Heart Blocks which are to be made into quilt for Project Linus.  To date I have received 55 blocks.  Thank you to everyone who made and sent some in - they are really appreciated and will be shortly made into tops.
 
In the hope that some people would like to help, but can not commit to a whole quilt, I am going to request a certain block each month - for March the theme is a Disappearing 9 Patch block please.
 
I had never made one before yesterday, but they are quick and easy to whip up and you can get different patterns when you re-assemble the 4 patch.  I thought I may have done a tutorial but there are some great ones out there already so I will leave links at the bottom.
 
Requirements:
 
9 x 4.5" squares - the middle square of the 9 patch needs to be red, yellow, blue or green the other blocks can be whatever colour you like
 
I have asked for a certain colour middle square so that hopefully I will be able co-ordinate the resulting blocks that are made from widely differing fabrics!
 
Finished square will be 12"


Before I cut the 9 patch the middle square was blue on the top photo and green on the bottom photo.


Tutorials: (remember for these blocks please use 4.5" squares)

Missouri Star Company video https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dEjZOXxPazg

Nice and easy to understand tutorial http://www.stitcherydickorydock.com/scrappy-disappearing-9-patch-tutorial/

Simple photo tutorial - http://quiltstory.blogspot.co.uk/2010/12/disappearing-9-patch-tutorial.html

Any questions please just ask and happy making!!

1 comment:

  1. Thanks for the links... some really great tutorials! So, I will try to get in on this round. This will be my first nine patch!

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