The Amazing Dissapearing Nine Patch!

p2200001I was browsing the web recently and found a tutorial on line for the “Disappearing Nine Patch”!  I just had to try it…and guess what..?? It works and it is so easy! It makes you feel like a million bucks!

For this project I used one Hello Betty Charm Pack.

The first thing you do is lay them all out and organize them into nine patches. Traditionally, the nine patch has five darks and four lights. I just matched up squares I thought would look good together, sewed them together and I think it turned out really nice.

Next you take your rotary cutter and cut your nine patch in half, then in half again….and you will have this….

p2200002p2200003Now you can turn your squares…and there you have it…the disappearing nine patch!  Be creative…you can do this any way you want to. There are several different ways to lay this out. I will be trying different patterns and will post them when they are ready! So here’s the layout we finally decided on for this quilt….p2200016I am adding borders and will show you a picture of that when I am done, and before I quilt it!!

Can I just say that I LOVE this quilt!  It looks like a ton of work, but it isn’t!!

Fun Flower Pincushion

pic via Better Homes & Gardens

Jenny showed these to me last night and I just love them! Wouldn’t you love a whole garden of these little lovelies by Anna Maria Horner all over your sewing room!? Quick and easy tutorial can be found HERE! Another fun, fast project!


Also, I wanted to add that this pattern is in the AWESOME ‘Bookazine’ as I’ve heard it referred to.  Which by the way is the most amazing thing ever!  It has WAY too many to count, patterns and  projects.  IT. Will.  Knock. Your socks. OFF!  (guaranteed!)

Anyway, the magazine I am talking about is the new Bags, Pillows and Pincushions issue from American Patchwork & Quilting……Really.  IT is that good!  Oh and we have them at the shop!!  Come on in, Girls.  and get your copy.  Fast before they are gone!!

Okay, thats my little tid bit.  Thanks for letting me but (t) in your post Misty…..

Love,  Sarah