|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Maple Star quilt block was new to me. I was pleasantly surprised at how pretty it turned out. It is an easy nine patch block comprised of simple shapes -- the square, rectangle and triangle. The flying geese unit in the quilt block is the one that composes the star in the title of the pattern.
The two sample quilts shown both use an "on point" setting with sashing. However, the difference is whether additional half quilt blocks were used, as in the example on the right. As you can see, the effect is very different.