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).
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.
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:
Skill Level: Intermediate
Design Attribution: Could not locate
Note: A block consisting of 4 "bowtie" blocks joined together in a circle also goes by the name of Dumbell, which is attributed to Nancy Cabot, Chicago Tribune, 1933
The above block, known as the Dumbbell Quilt Block, is actually another coloring of the Swing-in-the-center Quilt Block. This particular coloring reveals a wrench design in the middle (similar to churn dash and Monkey Wrench).
Here is the grouping illustration of Dumbbell Quilt Blocks: