|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 two sample quilt layouts shown below both use standard settings of the blocks -- with very different results.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point and separates them with sashing strips. By using the same fabric for the sashing as for the quilt background, the blocks appear to "float".
The quilt layout featured on the right lays the blocks side by side, causing a subtle secondary design to emerge where the blocks join. It appears that there is a second block in the quilt, where the green fabric forms sort of the letter X between the stars.
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