|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.
This is an interesting quilt block -- Disappearing Nine Patch -- as, although the name indicates "nine patch", you just don't see it. That's the magic of the "disappearing" part. Simple construction of a nine patch is then followed by recutting the block and then reconstructing those new, cut pieces.
The two sample quilt layouts shown below use the standard quilt layouts -- a side by side block setting and an on point block setting -- with very different results. There is no end to the fun you can have when using this quilt block. And -- the extra good news is that all of the pieces you start with are simply squares! Enjoy the fun!
** For Hand Piecers - Use the Mosaic quilt block pattern instead.