|BLOCKS by SIZE||9" Quilt Blocks|
There is no question that 12" quilt blocks are the most commonly used. But at times, you want to make a block that is a little smaller and uses easy math. Enter the 9 inch block -- not too big and not too small, but just fits the bill.
Cedars of Lebanon - a Variation
Free Quilt Block Pattern
This Cedars of Lebanon - Variation quilt block is is a slight adaptation of the original design of the block. I have replaced the centre patch, which was originally a square, with a square in a square patch -- just to add a light extra something to the block. (Please feel free to substitute a single square in the centre if you choose.)
This nine patch block also "stretches your wings" as a quiltmaker if you are a beginner, by the construction of the patches in each of the four corners. (I'm sure there is a name for this arrangement of cut pieces, but it escapes me right now.) All in all, this quilt block is an interesting addition to my ever-growing collection of biblical quilt blocks.
The two sample quilts illustrated show a side by side setting of the blocks as well as an on point design layout. Note that the quilt on the left takes advantage of the directional nature of the block. By simple 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks in the quilt, a secondary pattern emerges.