Here are a few more Disappearing Four-Patch projects from our Kindred Spirits group. Chera, above, made her cuts a different size, so her center block is a bit larger than our other projects.
I love the soft colors she used for her project.
Here's another red/white/blue color palette, with a completely different feel to it. Darlene put her blocks on point and placed them in the border of her very patriotic-looking quilt. The dark blue/white centerpiece of the quilt is the 1800's Vintage Quilt again...see ModaBakeShop for the pattern. Don't you just love the flags in the corners! Great job, Darlene!
These photos, above and below, are blocks that can be made using the Disappearing Nine-Patch technique. There are many other possibilities for laying out the blocks, too.
The 2 blocks on the top of the design wall (photo below) are what you start with. Then, slice down the middle horizontally and vertically. (see block on the left)
The photo above is a year-long Friendship Quilt project that Anne participated in with her quilt guild. She packed a shoe-box with the pattern and some fabrics (the gold and off-white) and had her friends make 9-patches adding their own Christmas fabrics. When her blocks were returned to her, she cut them using the Disappearing Nine Patch technique.
And lastly, is Pam's project, above, that looks like Anne's Disappearing Nine-Patch, only Pam used charm squares and just assembled the quilt as normal.
We have a very creative group and it's fun to see how one pattern can be changed-up by each person that makes that pattern into something slightly different. That, to me, is one of the main reasons I enjoy sharing projects and time with other quilters. It's encouraging to see their creative take on a project.
Hope you enjoyed our little quilt show, till next time, keep stitchin!
Mary in Virginia