A Disappearing 9 Patch quilt made using pre-cuts, scrappy sashing, scrappy borders and even a scrappy backing.
The disappearing 9 patch blocks themselves are not so much scrappy, I had some 5″ pre-cuts which is what I used for these blocks.
Disappearing 9 Patch
I didn’t have enough of these blocks to make a good sized quilt, so I needed to add some sashing and borders….this is where the scraps come in.
Scrappy Sashing & Borders
I had a few different ‘neutral’ toned fabrics, kind of off-white colours, some with a light beige pattern on, but none of them were enough to use for the whole of the front of the quilt.
I decided to cut these scraps – some of them were fat quarters, some a little more and some a little less – into 2 & 1/2″ strips. I then sashed all the blocks and attached them together.
I then added a further 2 & 1/2 inch border around all the blocks but then I thought it was still a bit on the small side so I added two 3″ ‘neutral’ strips down each side.
I used the leftovers from the pre-cuts and some neutral scraps to make the 3″ top and bottom border.
To make the somewhat scrappy top and bottom borders I used the leftovers from my disappearing 9 patch blocks to make 4 in a block squares and then put the leftovers from the neutral fabric in between.