|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Twilight Star quilt block is based on the Ohio Star block with more patches added in the corners. The block features half square triangles and quarter square triangles -- both extremely common patches in quiltmaking. There is nothing difficult in the making of this quilt block other than it has lots of pieces, therefore, more seams and so you must pay close attention to sewing an accurate seam allowance.
This nine patch quilt block is wonderful when you choose to make it a scrappy version. Just make sure to have lots of contrast in your chosen pieces.
Here are two sample quilt layouts, both with the blocks set on point, but by simply changing up the background colour here and there, you get two very different quilts.
Similar Quilt Blocks
~ Evening Star
~ Four Corners
~ Lily Star
~ Morning Star
~ Ohio Star
~ Union Square