9-Patch Block-Along Highlights

on February 11 | in Quilt Block Sew-Along, Sew-Alongs, Sewing Inspiration | by | with 73 Comments

Our SMS Block-Along for the first week included three 9-Patch variations. It’s such fun to see your creativity and the variety that comes from different fabric choices in our Quilting Month Photo Pool. Please feel free to add your 9-Patch variations throughout the month. There are already a few beautiful blocks from our SMS Block Sew-Along for Week Two, including some great Shoo Fly blocks. Add yours in today!

Here are just some of the many Basic 9-Patch blocks from the pool, many of which were subsequently cut into Disappearing 9-Patch blocks. Be sure to browse through the Quilting Month pool for more inspiration!


1. kristinglas, 2. tembilina, 3. melissss,
4. pigbook1, 5. byrnedoutmom, 6. knitsmith,
7. RevDeb27, 8. Stockton&Co., 9. alissaravelry
Main page 9-Patch: supa m.b.

We also think it’s fun to see how people incorporate their 9-Patch blocks into more involved creations:


A Disappearing 9-Patch became a new pillow for LHBC Nicole.


Here’s a 9-Patch quilt from Doodlebug Gail.
She turned her original block into Disappearing 9-Patch blocks.


Indigo Blue Designs turned one of her 9-Patch blocks into this bag.


CampFollowerBagLady used Disappearing 9-Patch blocks in this changing pad
(be sure to check out the great quilting with this back detail shot).


Mini_milly04 created a new, beautiful lap quilt from Disappearing 9-Patch blocks.

What will you make with your blocks?!

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73 Responses to 9-Patch Block-Along Highlights

  1. Charlene Ross says:

    Just learned about the disappearing nine-patch at our quilt guild’s Soup ‘n’ Sew this past Saturday. I know I will put this process to use. I like the pillow, as well as, the purse leaving the nin-patch as is. Love the yellow & blue quilt, also.

  2. Glaucia says:

    Disappearing 9-patch has a great effect. Love the lap quilt with that fabrics and the quilted border. The pillow is beautiful too. And the 9-patch red block from melissss is very cute :)

  3. Everyone’s doing such great stuff! Thanks for showcasing my block, as well.

  4. Jessica says:

    Wow! I especially love the lap quilt on very bottom. What beautiful fabrics!

  5. Julie says:

    I’ll take one of each, please. : ) Love ‘em all.

  6. Jen says:

    I just finished making my first patch quilt of the year…nothing as amazing as these, but something to work up to!

  7. Tina says:

    I love Mini_milly04’s lap quilt. I can’t wait to try out one of the disappearing 9-patch blocks. It’s top on my list for my next project.

  8. Katie says:

    I love the last one! It’s gorgeous. I really need to hop on the bandwagon and get quilting!

  9. Lyns says:

    The pillow is so fun and so creative! I love it!!

  10. Robyn says:

    Love the pillow idea!

  11. Christine says:

    They’re all too pretty to choose just one. You ladies are so talented.

  12. Mellissa says:

    I really love that pillow! That is a great idea. Everyone variations on the 9 patch are inspirational.

  13. michelle says:

    Gorgeous. I love the combo of different colors. I expecially adore the pillow!

  14. Helen says:

    WOW! My little D9P quilt made it to your blog! I am so excitied! Jill, yes it was made from a charm pack, easy peasy!

  15. Tia says:

    Hey That’s my bag and Diaper changing pad! Cool. Thanks for putting me up! I just did a smallish quilt top with the dissapearing 9 patch…I will load the one up too. Cheers!

  16. Anna says:

    I just love to see all these projects!

  17. ainhoa says:

    Love that orange quilt.

  18. Anna says:

    So many amazing disappearing 9-patches! I love Gail’s blue and yellow quilt.

  19. kim says:

    I love all the projects shown. The changing pad is a great idea for a shower gift

  20. Carrie says:

    Thanks for all the great ideas on things to make with our nine patch blocks. I have been wondering what I will do with mine. Love the tote bag idea and the pillow.

  21. Jill says:

    I love mini milly04’s little quilt. IT looks like its made out of a charm pack. What a smart way to use it.

  22. Libby says:

    So creative. I love the different uses for the quilt square.

  23. claudine says:

    Oh they’re all gorgeous!! So inspiring.

  24. Wow, Mini Milly’s quilt is gorgeous!

    It’s nice to see a bunch of the nine patches done this week all together.

  25. Claudia~L says:

    what wonderful inspiration.

  26. Tara says:

    I saw this quilt in my blog feeds today and I absolutely love it, you have to check it out:

  27. Dawn says:

    Soooooo pretty!!!!! I need to get moving on my quilt projects!!!

  28. Deborah Fair says:

    I was so surprised to see one of my blocks on the blog as I clicked into it just now (RevDeb27). How fun to see them all together–such different looks, just as a function of fabric. I really love the blue and yellow quilt. I agree, this makes me want to do some more, but I haven’t even started week 2 yet. Sigh…..

  29. Carrie says:

    I love the orange lap quilt at the end!

    I just tried my hand at the week 1 Block Challenge…I had such a great time. This is a great way to learn some of quilting basics one little step at a time. Thanks for the tutorials!

  30. Robin in New Jersey says:

    Love the tote bag.

  31. Amy says:

    These are REALLY making me wish I had more time to quilt! Such beautiful things!

  32. Lisa C says:

    Ok…I get it now. I think I could make that 9 patch disappear! I love easy to sew blocks.

  33. Allison says:

    They are all wonderful!! I especially love the quilted pillow, I’d love to give that a try!

  34. LadySnow says:

    So many great ideas!

  35. Carol says:

    I wish I could be as free with quilting as CampFollowerBagLady – very nice!

  36. Lil' d says:

    great work

  37. Kati says:

    Everyone makes such great color/pattern choices! There’s really nothing that i haven’t liked or tried to imagine integrating into my own patterns. Very awesome everyone!!

  38. Stacey says:

    My favorite is the third block, the one with the cute embroidered face. So much creativity for me to absorb to feed my own creativity. Wonderful!

  39. Nicole says:

    That’s my pillow! YAY! I am going to make a quilt with the disappearing nine patch, and that lovely quilt by Mini_milly04 has given me some good inspiration!! That quilt is just amazing!

  40. Violet says:

    While the basic 9 patch isn’t entirely my style, the disappearing 9 patch is very cool!


  41. Andrea says:

    Many thanks for featuring my 9 block pink tote bag. What a lovely surprise and so are the nice comments from everyone else!

  42. Julia D says:

    I got as far as choosing my fabrics :) These are great. I especialy like the little girl embroidered in red & white! And the last quilt! Great work!

  43. Karen says:

    Oooh, that orange one is my favorite! WOW!

  44. Kristi Van Os says:

    All of the project that these turned into are just great. I love them all.

  45. Kristin says:

    That’s my patch!! I’m so excited. I wasn’t sure what I was going to do with it but my 3 yo has taken to use in her doll house, so I might just quilt it. It would be a good beginner excercise.

  46. Shelly says:

    love the pillow!!

  47. Cassie Ogle says:

    oooohhh… I love the changing pad! Everyone is using such lovely fabric :D

  48. Maggie says:

    Aww thanks! (I’m tembilina). I had so much fun with that, I’m making two more this week and plan to make myself a sampler quilt with all the blocks made this month. I made some mistakes but I’m learning a ton as I make them.

  49. OMG – what a lovely surprise to see my Disappearing 9-Patch on your blog today. How cool!

  50. Sandy says:

    they all look great!

  51. Tabitha says:

    FYI from experience. If you’re attempting to make your quilt-along blocks the same size for something like a sampler, be sure to add 1/16 inch to each to each of the 9 squares in the disappearing 9-patch featured the first week to account for the cutting and resewing final step.

  52. Sarah says:

    I love all of those, especially that last lap quilt.

  53. renee says:

    It’s fun to see the different ways people do this. Makes me want to make another now!

  54. heather w. says:

    oh wow! Those are beautiful creations!

  55. Melissa says:

    yay! mine is up there :)

  56. Stacy says:

    So much inspiration, here. Thank you!

  57. Lisa says:

    That disappearing 9 patch lap quilt totally rocks!

  58. Courtney says:

    Wow! Thanks for the useful ideas! I doubt I’ll be able to create an entire quilt anytime soon and these ideas seem more doable.

  59. Lola says:

    It is amazing to see what everyone has done with such a simple block! They all look great! I have to try the disappearing 9 patch! I can’t believe how it changes the block!

  60. Michele says:

    I love the colors and fabrics used in the lap quilt made by Mini milly04…it’s beautiful!

  61. lori says:

    Beautiful work, everyone! It’s so inspiring to see your projects. My fabric is all organized and waiting to be cut and pieced :)

    Loving Quilt Month!
    Lori in Los Angeles

  62. Rose L says:

    I love the colors in Minimilly’s quilt! So cool to see what everyone has done with this first set of blocks.

  63. erin says:

    Has anyone ever made a quilt with old t-shirts? I would like to make one, but am a little nervous about the fabric stretching. Any suggestions?

  64. water works says:

    I am lovin’ that 9-patch tote bag. I must make one this week!

  65. erin says:

    Very pretty and inspiring! :-)

  66. Tex says:

    My brother has an Irish Chain made with red and white 9 patches. It was made by our great-grandmother and I covet it. :-) It’s amazing what an impact it has made from simple squares.

  67. heather says:

    I’ve always loved the nine patch! Someday I want to do one in an around the world fashion. Great pics!

  68. Regina says:

    OOh – such luscious fabrics and beautiful blocks! Amazing what such a basic block can do in the hands of artists like these!

  69. alison says:

    Wow – I need to get busy and start sewing!

  70. Susan F. says:

    The creativity near ends, love that bag especially although everything is just great!

  71. Alissa says:

    Hey – thanks for including my simple nine patch!! I think that I’m going to make a lap quilt with all of the blocks… we’ll see if they all look good together though. Thanks for organizing the block along. I LOVE it!

  72. Alisha says:

    I like the idea of use a 9-patch block to make a tote/bag. I think I may try this soon — maybe even tonight. Thanks for the inspiration!

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