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.

Scottie Dog

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The two sample quilt layouts shown below both use a simple side by side setting with sashing strips separating the blocks.

By flipping the directing of the dog in the construction phase of the blocks, they then face in opposite directions. The addition of blank blocks is a quick way to enlarge a quilt and also give it an extra splash of colour. For the quilt featured here, I used the plaid fabric to reinforce the Scottish effect.

~ See also: Thistle Bloom