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.

Lover's Lane

Sample Quilt Layouts

The subtle colours in shades of purple and orange represent -- to me -- the sky at sunset over this Lover's Lane.

The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks on point with large corner triangles on all four sides of each block. This enlarges the existing quilt block and the careful colour placement of these large triangles creates a sort of "colour blocking" effect in the resultant quilt.

The quilt layout featured on the right uses a different style of on point block setting. By separating the blocks with sashing strips and adding extra blank blocks with different colors, you can achieve a totally different look in your quilt design.

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