The blocks were re-cut to make the Disappearing 9-Patch (D9P) pattern. Find my tutorial on making the D9P here.
I dove into my nickel (5" x 5" squares) bin, happy to be using some more up! Then grabbed some white fabric, and a dark pink for the centers. Cut those two into 5" squares, then arranged all squares in piles for easy sewing.
Now to the machine for the efficient 9-patch. One block is sewn at a time.
Starting on the top row, pick up the top left square and sew a white middle square to it. DO NOT CUT THE THREADS!
Open up the next row, sewing a white square to the middle dark pink. DO NOT CUT THE THREADS.
Finally, open the last row, sewing the bottom right pink square to the bottom middle white one. CUT THE THREADS. This is one block.
Pressing follows the standard 'press to the dark side'. By doing this, the seams nest when sewing the rows together. Once pressed, and still not cutting the threads that link the rows (shown at the arrows), turn the top row down, nest the seam and pin.
Move that row out of the way, turn the bottom row up, nest the seams and pin.
Now all the blocks are ready to be chain stitched, stitching down one side of the block, one right after another.
I said above that I re-cut these to make the Disappearing 9-patch. I put the resulting blocks together in the following setting
but I also came up with this
I liked this one just as well and think it would look terrific for a bigger quilt. I'll keep it in mind for another day!