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.


Sample Quilt Layouts

The Homepun quilt block offers up lots of opportunities to practice sewing half square triangles and flying geese patches. This nine patch block is easy to sew if care is taken to sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance.

Whether you place the blocks side by side as shown in the quilt layout on the left or on point as the quilt layout on the right, you can see that the placement of colour in the block will then create subtle secondary patterns in the resultant quilts. The flying geese patches in the left quilt seem to be drawing your eye in all four directions, while the right quilt has these same patches form a discrete star shape. What can you design for your quilt?

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