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.

Old Maid's Puzzle

Sample Quilt Layouts


By using the Old Maid's Puzzle quilt block in groups of four, and rotating the blocks within those groups of four, you create a new, larger quilt block. Several different variations of this four block grouping can be achieved.

Following the process described above, I have created two very different quilt layouts. One takes the four block group and separates with sashing. The second illustration shows the quilt blocks on point, with the setting triangles in different colourations. The different border pairs enhance this "dark and light" quilt.