It all started with a gray day and a stack of fat quarters- isn’t that how every magical story begins? The fat quarters were Art Gallery Pure Elements and their stunning bright colors sang their siren song loud and clear. “Quilt me!”, they cried. I could not resist, but I wasn’t sure how to make them even more becoming than they were sitting pretty in their little stack. You are familiar with this problem, no?
I pondered for a bit, and then had that ah-ha moment. “Ah ha!’, I said out loud (I really did!), “The Amazing Disappearing Nine Patch Block!”. That was it! So simple and yet looks so complicated. Perfect. And tricksy!
So, I started to work my quilty spells. I cut squares and made nine patches. Cool. Now it was time to make them disappear. I was worried, they looked so pretty- did I really want to make them go away? Yes, I decided. With my wand (a.k.a rotary cutter & grid ruler) in hand, I sliced each block into quarters. Then I rotated each segment and stitched them back together. Abracadabra! They looked even lovelier than before!
I added a snow white border, backing fabric from Art Gallery’s Naturella line, and a hot pink binding for extra magic. I hung it right behind our front counter, so I can be enchanted by it’s colorplay every morning when I come into the shop!
If you’d like to try this spell (pattern) for yourself, Magic Quilt Top Kits are available in our online & South St. shops. This is completely suitable for Novice Magicians, and a fun trick to have up your sleeve for more experienced Illusionists!