|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 Mother's Choice quilt block is a little more challenging to make due to the number of patches in the block. However, none of the units are difficult -- only squares, half square triangles and flying geese -- so with careful attention to your seam allowance, this block is a wonderful addition to your quilt.
This quilt block reminded me a lot of Carpenter's Wheel which is usually created using diamonds. This is an easier block to make since it uses flying geese and half square triangle units rather than diamond pieces. This allows for less error on the part of the quilter.
The two sample quilts illustrate setting the quilt blocks side-by-side or on point. Additional fabrics have been added to the 'on point' setting to break up all of that purple shown. However, you can be very creative with your colour choices -- and this quilt block looks fabulous made as a scrappy version.
More blocks to celebrate mothers:
~ Mother's Favorite
~ Mother's Own