only to then chop it again like this
all to sew it together again!
Of course, when you mix it up a little as the Disappearing 9 Patch should be, then you see why you would undertake this madness.
And when you get 20 blocks stitched, chopped, re-stitched and trimmed square then you can have loveliness such as this -
Please don't tell me if you spot a patterned fabric which will meet itself when the blocks are joined. We spent a fun (!) Saturday evening crawling around the floor arranging and re-arranging blocks to avoid such meetings. I think I got there in the end!
I love these Amy Butler fabrics and think they mix up very nicely in the D9P.
PS - If you'd like to see a great tutorial for the Disappearing 9 patch block check out my lovely friend Judith's post here.