|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.
The Flying Diamond quilt block is actually two blocks in one -- a nine patch "checkerboard" for the centre of the block and then this completed patch is surrounded by flying geese units and half square triangles.
Both of the sample quilt layouts shown below use an on point setting of the blocks. Each quilt shines on its own with additional blank blocks for extra pops of colour and/or sashing strips to separate the blocks. There is no end to the designs you can create using this simple quilt block.