|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 Spools quilt block is an old favourite among quilters. It is an ideal choice to use up any scraps you might have -- particularly striped fabrics. (The stripes represent the threads wound around the spools.)
The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks side by side and forms a bit of a geometic design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses a diagonal placement of the blocks and introduces many more scraps as the side setting triangles along the outer edges of the pieced quilt, prior to adding the borders.