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.

Ribbon Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Ribbon Star quilt block is a nine patch block that is a good choice if you want to make larger blocks and therefore, less blocks. A win-win situation. However, I have also included instructions for a smaller block as well.

The Ribbon Star block is designed to give the illusion of a ribbon weaving around the star, showing both the top side of the "ribbon" as well as the underside.

The two sample quilts illustrated are both on point settings but give totally different looks to the final product. Colour placement is key to a unique design.

Check out other "optical illusion" blocks:
~ Folded Corners
~ Formal Frame
~ Garden Square