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.

Windmill

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Windmill quilt block is a good choice for beginner quilters as it contains the two most commonly used patches -- the square and the half square triangle. By switching up your colours you can create a variety of different blocks, all with the same two shapes.

This block fits into the category of four patch, as the individual units are sewn into four groups of four. I have also included this block in the category Pinwheels, as the focus of the block looks more like a "pinwheel" than a "windmill" to me.

The sample quilts illustrated use a straight setting and an on point setting to display the blocks. By introducing sashing, you can separate the blocks to frame them or just to simply add some extra interest.