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.

Variable Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Variable Star quilt block has many variations, living up to its name. This particular version struck me as interesting as it has two different things going for it. It uses several quarter square triangle patches and is constructed as an uneven nine patch. The centre strips that make it an uneven nine patch can omit the need for sashing strips and give visual direction while separating the patches.

The two sample quilts illustrated show how very different the resultant quilts can be, simply by changing up the layout of the quilt blocks. I hope you enjoy this block as much as I did.