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.

Wagon Tracks

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Wagon Tracks quilt block is another example of a directional block that is so useful in designing a very different quilt from your friend, all the while using the same block. Secondary patterns emerge as you use 90 degree rotations on individual or groupings of blocks. I chose the colourings for this block by imagining a wagon train travelling across the prairie at sunset.

This simple nine patch design features only squares and half square triangle patches. Colour placement of these units is what gives the block its pizzazz.

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~ Golden Stairs
~ Jacob's Ladder
~ Rocky Road