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The name kind of says it all! I made nine patches.
Cut them in half both ways.
Then used those blocks in the corners of new, larger nine patches.
Then cut those up the same way.
I like that it looks more complicated than it is.
I think the potential for secondary patterns is broad (see the pinwheel in the white in the block below?). And depending how you orient your blocks in the second nine patch you could end up with completely different looks.
These blocks were small but I also tried some with charm squares. If you start with 5 inch squares, you will use 7 inch squares for your second nine patch, and end up with a block that measures 10 inches, for a 9.5" finished block. Have you tried this before? Is "double disappearing nine patch" the right name or is someone out there calling it something else?
The Black Rock Stitchery is heading to Nevada in two weeks! I decided to have a drawing for a fabric store gift certificate from among everyone who donated, as a thank you. If you have a block to send, please pop it in the mail this week. We are almost to 200 blocks, wow!