Friday, 18 October 2013

October Block of the Month instructions

Block of the Month demo and lottery 
October 2013 • Disappearing 9 patch

How do you make a disappearing 9 patch block modern?
Use lots of neutral! 

You need: 
5  5” squares of WHITE solid (not tone on tone)
2  5” squares of colour A print
2  5” squares of colour B print

Sew the 9 patch together in any layout you like; the more random, the better. You will get a 14” block. Cut your block horizontally and vertically down the centre, leaving you with 4 7” square blocks. 

At this point, you would mix and match and rearrange your small blocks, then sew them all together but for our lottery you will bring in the four small blocks. 4  7” blocks = 1 lottery ticket. No limit to how many you can make!

Here are some possible layouts (above) and here's what they look like quartered (below). 

image taken from St. Louis Folk Victorian

Remember you can make as many as you like. Have fun!

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