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, fewer 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, (or perhaps you might see a "blooming flower", as I do?)

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