BLOCKS by SIZE 12" Quilt Blocks

A quilter's favourite - the twelve inch quilt block. These are probably the most commonly used. The measurements divide easily and evenly for quick calculations. Whether the goal is a bed-sized quilt or a cuddle quilt in an afghan size, a 12" quilt block is your go-to choice.

Birds in the Air

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Birds in the Air quilt block is an old favourite. I like it because of the geometry -- being the "math nerd" that I am.

This four patch quilt block is made entirely of half square triangles, using two different sizes of those patches. You will be a master of this unit in no time when you make all the patches necessary for your quilt.

You can do so many things with this block when you use it to make a whole quilt, as illustrated in the sample quilts shown. By simple rotations of the blocks, you can achieve all sorts of interesting arrangements, whether you choose a straight setting or a setting of the blocks on point. It is all yours to discover.

See also:
~ Cat's Cradle
~ Rat Pack