|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.
I found the Sweet Pea quilt block to be quite deceiving. It's simplicity led me to think that any resultant quilt would be boring. I was wrong. I had a wonderful time playing around with the scrappy quilt layouts using this block, and below are two samples to inspire you too. Lots of colour give you the impression of a garden.
The quilt layout featured on the left sets the blocks side by side and separates them with sashing strips. This results in a secondary pattern forming where the sashing divides the adjacent blocks.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses a "controlled" scrappy approach, in an on point setting of the blocks. A design wall would be a real asset here. Colour placement is key to this design, so that you end up with a yellow "flower" and an orange "flower" emerging ... and so forth. The background fabric forms a pathway between the "flowers".
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