BLOCKS by SIZE 14" Quilt Blocks

Do you want to make a large quilt, but don't have a lot of time? The 14" inch quilt block might be your choice. Larger sized blocks equal less blocks to make and the "finish line" is in sight faster. Fourteen inch blocks are typically made as seven patches, as they are designed on a 7 x 7 grid.

Abe Lincoln's Platform

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Here is another example of a patriotic quilt block -- the Abe Lincoln's Platform block. Just the other day I was creating the Martha Washington Star block.

Abe Lincoln's Platform is an easier quilt block to make for two reasons. Firstly, it is made only of a few half square triangles and the rest of the pieces are squares or rectangles. Secondly, due to the math involved, it can make for a larger block (14 inches square) to make the block easily divisible by seven.

By playing around with colour combinations (don't be limited to shades of one colour as I have chosen to do), you can create totally different looks in your quilts.