|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 traditional Maple Leaf quilt block is a directional block that offers up additional options when it comes to creating your quilt design layout. Simple 90 degree rotations of individual blocks or block groupings can create secondary designs that you might not have considered. This is always a nice surprise. Both of the quilt layouts shown below use this technique to yield very different results.
~ See also - (another) Maple Leaf quilt block