Sunday, 4 February 2018

Disappearing Nine Patch 04: triangle variation

Nine Patch

Cut into quarters and left in place.

Sew 1/4" on either side of the drawn line

This photo shows sewn units cut along the drawn line to give two different quarter blocks.which can be arrange

My source for this is Nancy Brenan Daniel's "Slice 'em Dice 'em Quilts"  now out of print.
Start as before sewing  a nine patch and cutting it in half vertically and horizontally.I used 5" squares as this is an economical size. Don't turn the pieces but leave in place. Each quarter section measures 7" so I took four seven inch squares which could be all the same but I used two different fabrics. Draw a diagonal line corner to corner on the wrong sides and place on the quarter sections so the drawn lines form a diamond or square on point.. Sew on either side of the drawn line and cut apart on the line. Now you have eight "quarter" four with tiny triangles

and four with corner squares, enough for two 13" blocks.

They can be arranged like any HST or log cabin blocks and I show various possibilities but further arrangements combing the different elements are also possible. Once you have made several units you could go for a medallion arrangement.

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