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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).

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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Dumbbell Quilt Block

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:

Grouping of Dumbbell Quilt Blocks
Grouping of Dumbbell Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

DumbbellBlockExploded_web

Coloring sheets

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California Quilt Block

At first glance, the California Quilt Block might appear to be tricky, but actually, it's just a cleverly constructed nine-patch. The block works great in modern farmhouse designs, and a grouping of them has a nice symmetrical feel.

Grouping Example

Illustration depicting a grouping of California Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Skill level: Intermediate

CaliforniaQuiltBlockExploded_web

Coloring sheets

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