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.

Churn Dash

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Churn Dash quilt block goes by many names, but I believe this is the most common name for this easy nine patch block. By using a dark background fabric (as is shown here) the resultant quilts give a cosy feel, and are especially nice to create for the man in your life.

The sample quilts illustrated are shown with a side by side block setting and an on point setting, and both use sashing strips to separate the blocks. I deviated from the usual colour selection of fabrics, as I chose to make the background fabric a dark value, rather than the traditional light fabric. What can you come up with?

Related:
Churn Dash - Variation
Monkey Wrench - Variation