In case you didn't hear the news already, I have my own sewing range, exclusive to Home Bargains! It's called Sarah Ashford - Sew With Me and I'm so excited to get everyone sewing and quilting!
Part of this range includes a gorgeous bundle of pastel 5" pre-cut squares. It seemed like the perfect opportunity to share how to make a really simple but striking quilt block, known as the Disappearing 9 Patch. It's so easy when you know how!
First of all, stitch the squares into a simple 9 patch.
Now don't be alarmed, we are going to cut it up! Cut vertically down the centre then horizontally down the centre, to create 4 equal sized pieces.
I have to admit, I thin it looks pretty cool like this! You could easily add in white strips to create this block. But I digress....we are making the Disappearing 9 Patch block. So the next thing to do is rotate the blocks until you are happy with their orientation. There's no rules here, I just try to avoid two colours the same touching.
Now all you need to do is join the top two blocks together and then the bottom two blocks together. Next join the two rows together to complete the block.
It's as simple as that! This would make a gorgeous cushion, or just imagine sewing lots of blocks together to make a quilt...the possibilities are endless!
If you give it a try, don't forget to tag me on Instagram @sarahashfordstudio
I always love to see when I've inspired you :-)