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.

Squash Blossom

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Squash Blossom quilt block is a representation of the edible flowers of Cucurbita species that produces zucchini and different types of squash. I took a liberty with my colour choices though, as generally the real flower is yellow.

My version of this nine patch block gives the look of a southwestern style of art due to the arrangement of shapes (at least it does to me). The block is simple to sew and features common patches -- the half square triangle and flying geese units. The centre is comprised of s single quarter square triangle patch to emphasize an accent colour for the block.

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