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.

Nested Triangles

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Nested Triangles quilt block makes good use of the half square triangle patch, because that is the only unit used in the entire block.

This quilt block gives you the opportunity to make smaller blocks (although measurements have been given for a 12" block as well) and by simply rotating the blocks in various locations, you can achieve a totally different look, as secondary patterns tend to emerge.

The sample quilts illustrated demonstrate how, by using four blocks, with rotations, you create a larger sized quilt block. Use your imagination and test out different layouts to decide on your final quilt.