Thursday, February 10, 2011

Disappearing 4-Patch

At my Bee meeting last month the "Disappearing 4-Patch was taught.
The starting squares were 4.5 inches.
You cut 1 inch from both seams and then scramble the narrow pieces around until you get the block on the right.

So when I went home I had three of these made "correctly" and four remaining 4-patches that hadn't been cut yet.  I took them on retreat thinking I would just "gitterdun" and made into a tiny baby quilt for our neonatal unit.

But I made a slight cutting mistake, and just sewed it together anyway.  After I looked at it, I began to PLAY.


Final result: very satisfying.

Sara

14 comments:

Brenda said...

I saw this on your blog and meant to comment, so I'll say it here -- what a fun quilt. I like the wonkiness a lot. thanks for sharing it here.

Cherry Red Quilter said...

I have fallen in love with the disappearing ninen patch in its traditional form but I am loving your new wonky form - so much moreintersting!

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

It's great Sara! I feel a green quilt coming on after your inspiration!

Nifty Quilts said...

Turned out great! I like the wonky cuts on the blocks.

CharlotteP said...

Yes, the wonky cut looks really great!

beebee said...

I made a small quilt with the disappearing 4 patch and one with 9 patch. I never thought of cutting it various ways. Your little green quilt has inspired me to try this outcof the box way.

Cindy said...

Love the wonky cuts!! I think I'm going to have to try that!

mary.keasler@gmail.com said...

The final result is more than satisfying. It is fantastic. I love the wonderful greens. Cool and happy all quilted into one!

Lisa said...

Love the wonky cuts! I am going to have to try this one!

nerospostandpatch said...

Hi Victoria! I love this quilt! You made it much more interesting with the wonky cutting! I want to make a wonky one, too! I wander how the pieces match if I cut them really wonky...
I enjoy so much seeing your quilts!
Sunny wishes from Crete! Teje

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

HI Nerospostandpatch, that quilt is Sara's not mine...She did a fabulous job in it! - Victoria

Nathalie said...

I love this. I really like the wonkiness of it. It seems like that is what everyone else likes about it. It is so nice to be here in the land of wonkheads. I feel right at home.

Alexis said...

Gorgeous! I want to try the wonky version of this block now too- it looks so FUN!

Miki Willa said...

I love the D9P and this D4P wonky style is going into my skills bag very soon.