I have finally decided on a very simple block-the disappearing nine patch block. This is as it says on the tin: a nine patch
The nine patches are made of 5 inch squares and it requires 4 white patches in the order shown, one aqua patch in the middle and 4 coloured patches at the corners.These are sewn together
and then sliced up as follows exactly down the middle in both directions
These 7 inch blocks are then trimmed on the white edge to 6 1/2 inches. The white edge should then measure 1 3/4 inches
Once trimmed the blocks are sewn together in the following arrangement to make a 12 1/2 inch block
There are many different ways to arrange this block but this one is known as the i-spy arrangement. I'm going to make the quilt top in a range of blues and greens.
I'll probably make the birch trees blocks as the back to make a double sided quilt for my niece. Although the block is simple it is therefore essential to get the smaller blocks to line up properly. I find it easier to do this if my seams are ironed open rather than to the side.
I'm going skiing tomorrow with my lovely daughter (who was 24!!! onThursday). Mr Hare and I can't go away together because we can't leave the house unattended with a hole in the roof.We are still wrangling with the insurance company but that is another story altogether.