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.

Depression Block

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Depression Block pattern is the perfect choice to use for a scrappy quilt. The name of the block suggests the era in time, and during the great depression getting anything "new" was not the norm. Clothing and other fabric articles were recycled into quilts so this seemed like the right block to use.

The two sample quilt layouts leave lots of room for your creativity. The quilt on the left uses a standard side by side quilt layout, which makes the central shape in the block take the focal point. The right quilt places the block on point and adds additional colour in the form of blank blocks and setting triangles for a striking effect. There is no end to the number of designs you can create using this quilt block.