The Popular Disappearing Nine Patch Block!

The Disappearing Nine Patch is a very popular block right now. Easy to sew and quite versatile, and a particular favorite if you like modern quilt blocks.

Mary Anne Ciccotelli of http://www.nyquilter.com/ has chosen this block for the eighth block in the Moose on the Porch Layer Cake quilt-along.  Here is Mary Anne’s block:

And here is my version:

Depending on your color choices and placement of the four blocks you can get completely different looks, which is the exciting thing about this block.

I have been working on the blocks for my niece’s quilt and here are some of the new blocks:

I have learned I need to be careful about how many different fabrics I use in one block. I have made 15 blocks and I have thrown out three of them because they look like they got hit with the crazy stick!  The blocks grouped together on my design wall are looking great and I am enjoying seeing the quilt grow.