|BLOCKS by SIZE||16" Quilt Blocks|
Larger quilt blocks offer the incentive that there are less to make to produce your quilt. When time is limited, this size of block is your best friend. A second feature is that you can try a more difficult design as the pieces may be many, but the sizes of the patches are easy to work with. A win-win all around.
Two sample quilt layouts are shown below utilizing the Beacon Lights quilt block, with very different designs.
The quilt layout featured on the left sets the blocks side by side and separates them with sashing strips in a very traditional setting. The tiny "cornerstones" in the sashing strips add a subtle pop of colour to the quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses an on point block setting and features lots of contrast with the bold choice of background colour in the side triangles and blank blocks.
Both quilts are striking examples of putting your imagination to work to create a unique design of your own.