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.

Connector Chain

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Connector Chain quilt block is one of many in this style. "Checkerboard" units draw the eye across the block, and then the whole quilt. This type of block is often used as an alternate block with another choice and this will generate a secondary pattern. All in all it is a simple nine patch block to create.

For the two sample quilt layouts illustrated, I have chosen to feature only this one block, but as you can see, two very different quilts emerge. I have used 90 degree rotations to come up with different layouts using only this one block.

Choose to use sashing strips to separate the blocks and add additional colour, or simply place the blocks side by side for a totally different outcome.