|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Christmas Star quilt block is a little more challenging than some blocks, simply due to the number of cut pieces that make up the block. However, with careful attention to sewing an accurate quarter inch seam allowance, you can make this block with ease.
Half square triangles are many, and a few quarter square triangles are used as well. Just take special care with the small quarter square triangle pieces, as the placement of some of the pieces result in mirror image patches.
This quilt block is really a star within a star, if you look closely. Of course you are not required to use the standard Christmas colours for your quilt, but I thought it was appropriate, given the name of the quilt block. Enjoy the process of playing around with the quilt layout and see what other interesting arrangements you can come up with.