Have you ever made a “Disappearing Nine-Patch Quilt”? This is such a fun pattern and great for beginner quilters. You can change the pattern of the quilt by changing the colors of the patches and the layout. It is made by sewing a simple 9-Patch block and then cutting it in quarters and repositioning the new blocks. I love the simple Halloween colors of Black, White and Orange. I found this black, orange and white wavy boarder from Riley Blake Designs. I think it totally makes the quilt! Here’s how you can make one:
Finished quilt: 49″ x 62″
assorted orange and black fabric
1 yard solid white
3/4 yard solid black for inner boarder and binding
3/4 yard orange and black wavy stripe
Begin by cutting 5″ squares of orange, white and black. For this quilt I pieced (12) nine-patch blocks. Each block had the same color values: orange corners, white side centers and black center. I used a variety of oranges and blacks.
cut (12) black 5″ squares
cut (48) orange 5″ squares
Using 1/4″ seams throughout, sew squares together in rows and then rows together to form the block. Press toward the dark. The block will look like this:
Cut in quarters. Since the block at this point measures 14″ square, cut it at the 7″ point on both sides:
Next comes the fun part of playing with the layout. I choose to lay mine out like this so the small black squares made a pattern.
Sew the blocks together in rows and the rows together and press.
For the boarder:
The black inner boarder is cut 1.5″ wide. I didn’t measure the length, I sewed it to the sides of the quilt and trimmed the excess.
The wavy outer boarder is 5″ wide. I matched the stripes when piecing the boarder together. I added 5″ squares to the corners of the boarder.