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