I was fortunate enough to be sent ten 10″ squares of fabric from the Makower UK Beachcomber range and some white on white background fabric.
After browsing online I decided to try my first disappearing nine patch quilt top, the pattern created sashing and cornerstones between the blocks of focus fabric. I was a little disappointed when starching the 10″ squares and pressing that they shrank a little, this might be normal as I haven’t used layer cake squares before.
I cut each patterned square into nine 3″ squares and cut the background fabric into the same size squares. For the cornerstones I chose Kona Grey fabric from my stash. The 3″ squares were laid as below and then stitched into rows and 3 rows joined together to make a block.
The blocks were then cut in half vertically and horizontally.
The 1/4 blocks were then laid out and stitched into rows and then the rows stitched together. One thing to mention is the pattern then said to remove the sashing/cornerstones from the top and side – I would recommend you do this before sewing the rows together as I ended up having to re-stitch some seams.
The top when quilted will be donated to Project Linus as I felt it would make a good quilt for a child to play eye spy with. With an added bonus of spot the pairs as there were some patterns that appear next to each other!
Hope you like the range of fabric as much as I enjoyed working with the cheerful designs.