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.

X and Square

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The X and Square quilt block features several of the underused (in my opinion) patches called square in a square. I like these quilt units because they are versatile and if you get a little bored with other commonly used patches, these can be your new challenge.

I was having so much fun with this block that I decided to feature both a three colour version and a four colour version. It was an interesting surprise to see the different looks that evolved in the resultant quilts. The quilt block is a nine patch and goes together quickly.