|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 simple nine patch block called Quatrefoil is designed here using dark fabrics. I find that men tend to gravitate to dark quilts, so that was my intention here.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left uses a standard side by side quilt block setting and separates those blocks with sashing strips of the same dark background fabric. This tends to make the blocks "float" when viewed from a distance.
The quilt layout on the right uses an on point block setting with additional blank areas for your quilting design to be featured. This particular layout here makes the blocks appear as a central motif, which is pleasing to the eye.
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