Inspiring Quilters, Stitch by Stitch
I am trying to make a Disappearing Nine Block measuring 12-1/2inch unfinished. What measurement do I need to make the squares? All the sites I've checked says to cut the beginning squares 4-1/2inch square. But when I make my cross cuts and sew the pieces together, I get a 12 inch unfinished block. Please help. I need this for a swap that's due November 1.
I understand what you're saying and I thank you. But I am determined to make this block. I have ideas in my head and I can't seem to get them to go away. I am a person who believes in creativity and trying new things to make things work. Isn't that what creativity is all about?
I totally agree, Garnie! I wouldn't let a problem stop me if I really wanted to make something. If I was determined then I wouldn't give up because sometimes brand new ideas come from those who persevere. Quilting is definitely a great way to be creative and try new things.
I also think that one thing this site is all about is helping others.
I just finished making a 12 1/2" D9P block unfinished. My previous suggestion to try starting with two different sizes was totally wrong. I had to throw away the 4 1/2" squares. Well not throw away, but you know... not use this time.
This time I started with all 5" squares, then I sewed the 9 patch together. After I cut across both middles I then trimmed both short sides on each unit to 2" wide. Then I turned and trimmed the wider side to make 6 1/2" blocks. Lots of trimming, but not that bad... but main thing is I ended up with 12 1/2" block, unfinished.
Thank you for making my D9P so challenging. It was fun and brought back my interest in quilting.
You could make the D9P smaller and add sashing around the block to get it to measure up to 12.5 unfinished.
I tried calculating it out backwards and got 7.6666(into infinity) the other option is to make it slightly larger and trim it down. Since it is cut down at least once it might not be obvious and really when we exercise our creativity anything goes. if you have the time and fabric you could try it both ways and see which you like better.
Thanks to Scissor Queen and Lana. I will all a try and post my finished block when finished. Glad I thougt of this topic. I can see it's gonna be a really helpful one. Nite, nite!