Thursday, June 14, 2012

show off friday~~~disappearing 16 patch process

Show Off Friday
Here are some pictures showing the process of making the Disappearing 16 Patch block.
I first saw this technique on Melissa's blog, Happy Quilting

After making your 16 Patch quilt block you will cut the block cross-wise like this.
(This is a 6.5 inch block)

Now you have a stack of triangles  I had 4 blocks so I ended up with 16 triangles.

Put two triangles together, mixing up the fabric combinations
so that none of the same fabrics meet in the middle.  You will
end up with 2 blocks for every 16 Patch quilt block that you make.

Sew them together to make a Disappearing 16 Patch quilt block : )
I ended up with 8 blocks. 
(These are 4.5 inch blocks)

I plan to make a mini quilt with these cuties.

Now it is your turn to link up something~~~~ what do you have for

Show Off Friday

There are no rules for this link up party....this is just the place to show off projects you are working on!


I am sorry about the two links....I haven't figured out how to delete one without deleting both.  Oh well, double the pleasure : )


Debbie said...

looks very fun!

Pieces of Cotton said...

I love the look, but aren't you going to clip the corners of your inside squares when you put them together?

Pieces of Cotton said...

Ok - I just clicked thru to the original tutorial and the corners do get clipped, but wow - what a pretty quilt!

The Cozy Pumpkin said...

OOoooh...neat! Will you be setting those on point?

Deanna said...

Here from FAF Friday. Great blocks! Thanks for sharing the idea.

Cherie said...

I love making these! Somehow the same print always manages to end up together on a few =D

Cynthia@aquilterbynight said...

What a fun technique - I've never seen this before. I might worry about the bias edges - do you ever have problems with stretching/distortion?

Maria said...

I'm loving this technique and can't wait to see how you put them all together finally.

Kat said...

I've seen the disappearing 9 patch but never the 16. So pretty! (Never occurred to me to cut them diagonally... such a nice look!)

Talin's Corner said...

Love it so far. Those solids are so vibrant, I can't wait to see how it will all go together.