If you've made your way around quilting blogs, I'm sure you've seen the disappearing nine patch block. Recently I saw an alternative layout for this block (sorry I can't find it now). So decided to write a mini-tutorial.
For this quilt I cut 108 six inch squares, but you can use any size. I used scraps so each of my blocks is unique.
Step one. Sew squares together into a nine patch block arrangement. I used the same fabric for the center of each of my nine patch blocks. Stitch all squares before continuing, you will have 12 large nine patch blocks.
Step 2. Cut each nine patch block in half, horizontally and vertically.
Step 3. Rearrange your cut blocks and sew together in this layout (see below). See the common center blocks appear in the 4 outside corners - brings a little consistency to the scrappy look.
Step 4. Sew large blocks together using sashing, whatever size you choose. The sample sashing is narrow because that's all the fabric I had, I also added small blocks at the intersections to match the corner blocks. Finish with borders to your liking. Here's my top, ready to quilt. This sews together quickly and is great for using scraps.
I've completed this mini-tutorial for the H2H linky tutorial party hosted by Confessions of a Fabric Addict. I will be donating this quilt to the Quilty Hugs for Happy Chemo project at Em's Scrapbag.