Disappearing 9 patch variation quilt with prairie points

This quilt top has been made using:

  • one and a half charm square packs of Hunky Dory by Moda for the blocks
  • cream fabric
  • scraps of fabric for the prairie point cut in 4 1/2 inch square
  • polka dots fabric in pink and pistacho for the sashing

See the other quilt I made with another pack and a half of this same fabric: Disappearing nine patch quilt.

Quilt finished size

65 x 51 1/2 inches.

Quilt top

How to make a disappearing 9-patch variation block

This is a short 2 minute video demonstrating how to cut your initial 9 patch block and how to rearrange it afterwards.

How to make prairie points

My prairie points lie next to each other without overlapping.

To calculate how many you need:

  • Write down the size of the prairie point, eg 4 inches
  • Divide the size of the side of the quilt, eg 60 inches, and divide by 4 inches
  • You’ll need 15 prairie points

To make a 4 inch prairie point you’ll need a 4 1/2 inch square of fabric.

I used the open folds at centre prairie point assembly but did not overlap my points.

Detail of prairie points

Reversible turnover quilt

This quilt is reversible.

The finished quilt is 51 in x 45.5 in.

Front of quilt

  • 1 pack of turnovers (Baskets of flowers Turnovers Triangles by Moda) – 80 x 6 inch triangles
  • Plain fabric in cream for triangles, sashing and border
  • Fabric scraps for the back and one yard each of 2 more fabrics

Cut 28 6 inch squares from the cream fabric and then cut the square into 2 triangles.

Place a turnover over the cream triangle and stitch together along the long side right sides together.

Stitch a total of  56 squares using the turnovers and the cream triangles.

Assemble as per the picture below.


Cut enough 2.5 inch strips of fabric in cream and stitch around the triangles.


Make 12 squares using the 24 turnovers left over.

Press with the seam open each square and cut the square across in diagonal.

Assemble the resulting triangles as per picture below, mixing and matching from the other triangles obtained by cutting the assembled turnovers in diagonal.

Stitch across and press open. The square will be 5 inch square.

Assemble border as per picture and using 5 inch strips of fabric in cream.

Back of quilt

Cut 68 fabric scraps rectangles measuring 3.5 in x 2 in. The colours of the rectangles are matching the fabrics on the sides, in this case yellows and greens and blues.

Cut 68 cream fabric rectangles measuring 3.5 in x 2 in.

Assemble as per picture below.

Sashing in between strips of rectangles is 2.5 inches.

Detail of quilt

The quilt sandwich is stipple quilted.

Crate slipcover with fabric flower

My crates are square and they are 11 in H x 14 in W.

I used the calculations in the how to make a crate slipcover (pdf) tutorial to obtain the following measurements:

  • Side A and C: 28 3/4 inch
  • Side B: 9 inch
  • Side D: 21 1/4 inch
  • Side E and F: 6 1/4 inch

So I cut 4 rectangles as follows:

  • 2 pieces measuring 9 inch x  28 3/4 in the pattern fabric.
  • 2 pieces measuring 28 3/4 x 21 1/4 in calico.