how often has this happened to you?
Just slice it into quarters and voila!
You’ll get this ….
then comes the fun part, where you get to play around and come up with all kinds of designs!
And yes, I do realize that eight blocks do not a quilt top make but these are for a Modern Quilt Guild block of the month drawing next month.
All from the simple recipe of five white squares plus two different colour prints in each of two colours, for a total of nine five-inch squares.
Really the one time where you might choose to take a seam ripper to it would be if you places four white squares like a four-patch, because then you’d end up with a seven-inch square of white fabric with seams across it, and why would you want to do that?
This is a fast way to make Andrea Balosky‘s Odd Couple blocks. I know I have her book Transitions: Unlocking the Creative Quilter Within, and I have read and re-read it many times, but right now it’s nowhere to be found, alas!
You can see my first disappearing 9-patch here, which also has a link to a handy YouTube tutorial on how to make it turn out the way you want it to!
I have to wonder whether someone sat down and cudgeled their brains to think up a new block, or whether it was a frustrated quilter who just. didn’t. have. the. energy. to. rip. one. more. seam.
What do you think?