DH surprised me yesterday – I mean really surprised me!! He has done work for a lady many times in the past and he was talking with her yesterday. This lady is a quilter and she knows that I quilt. During the conversation she told DH that he needed to tell me that she is going to be getting rid of a sizable portion of her stash due to a move and because she doesn’t quilt as much as she used to. Shockingly, DH actually called me and told me that I would have the opportunity to get BOXES and BOXES of fabric!!! Now if that isn’t love, what is??? I thought it was the most romantic thing he’s ever done!! 🙂

OK, now that I’ve made you all swoon with envy, I’m going to finish the post from yesterday.

I sub-cut my strip sets into 3 1/2″

Then sewed those strips into blocks:

Aren’t they lovely nine patch blocks? But, seriously, did you think I was giving all this description for just a plain nine patch block? Come on, give me a little credit!! I wouldn’t go to all this trouble for a simple nine patch!! I wouldn’t drop all the other projects because I found notes on how to make a nine patch – No, it’s a little more involved than that.

It’s a “Disappearing Nine Patch”!!!!

Cut each nine patch block into quarters:

Now rotate two of the blocks so that the centers are on the outer corners. Sew the block back together and voila!

You have now made your nine patch disappear!

Peace