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.

Indiana Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Indiana Star quilt block is a simple nine patch with utilizing half square triangles of two different sizes.

At first glance this block does not look overly interesting. I chose to use two focus fabrics, rather than the usual choice of one dominant fabric and the other being the background fabric. As a result, when blocks are placed side by side in your quilt, a secondary, directional pattern emerges.

The second quilt layout, being blocks on point, gives an entirely different look, especially when sashing is used to separate the quilt blocks.

So, once again, your heirloom is only as limited as your imagination.

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