Totally scrappy, disappearing 9-patch
using charm squares

The Disappearing 9-patch is a popular quilt these days. Basically, you make a 9-patch, cut it into 4 equal pieces, rearrange the pieces and sew back together to make the new block. 

I wanted to use up some of the many charm squares (5 x 5)
I have collected over the years and thought a D9-patch quilt would be a good way to use many of them.

I have a lot of charms in a lot of colors and values, but not many matching squares in any one category. I selected charms in a single category (pastels for this example) and randomly sewed them into 9-patch blocks, not worrying about placement for any of the squares I did try not to have too many of the same color in one block.



Then I cut them down the middle
vertically and horizontally.

 I laid them out as I would normally for a planned disappearing 9-patch. It is OK but I decided that the quilt was too busy with all the colors and shapes.

I added 1 1/2 cut sashing strips and that calmed things down.


 I plan to use a lot of charm squares in this quilt in the future. I will donate many of the quilts to various organizations, and keep a couple for myself.

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