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Category: 3 x 3 Grids (9 Patch)

This is the archive listing of all Quilt Blocks in the Quilt Block Library assigned to the Patterns Category having a 3×3 grid (a.k.a. 9-patch).

Grecian Square Quilt Block

Skill level: Beginner/Easy

Again, this is another recoloring of the Churn Dash Quilt Block. To see another recoloring check out the Greek Cross Quilt Block.

Grouping Example

Illustration of quilt made with Grecian Square Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

exploded illustration of grecian square quilt block

Coloring Sheets

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Shoofly Quilt Block

The Shoofly Quilt Block is a great beginner block, as it easily combines a nine-patch with simple squares and few half-square triangles.

Block Construction

Illustration of an exploded Shoofly Quilt Block

Baby Basket Quilt Block

Block Construction

Skill level: Intermediate

Image of Exploded version of Baby Basket Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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Scotty Dog Quilt Block

Animals are popular themes in quilts. Most of us quilters are animal lovers of some kind, so it isn't surprising that the Scotty Dog Quilt Block has been a quilter favorite for many years. One of my dearest quilting buddies has a pet Scotty dog, and a few weeks back she was on the hunt for a Scotty Dog Quilt Block to use in a project. I was able to round up several varieties, and will be posting them here as I get them illustrated.

The first one is a pieced version designed in a 6x6 grid, so a 6" block can easily be drafted of this design.

Exploded version of a Scotty Dog Quilt Block

Swing-in-the-Center Quilt Block

Skill level: Intermediate

Design Attribution: Ladies Art Company, 1987

The Swing-in-the-center Quilt Block is an old design that still resonates with modern quilters. This particular design is also known as "Roman Pavement" or "Mrs. Roosevelt's Favorite." It is identical (except for the coloring) to the Dumbbell Quilt Block.

A grouping of Swing-in-the-center Quilt Blocks renders an "X" design:

Illustration of a Grouping of Swing-in-the-center Quilt Blocks
A Grouping of Swing-in-the-center Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Illustration of an exploded view of the Swing-in-the-center Quilt block

Coloring sheets

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