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.

Blackford's Beauty

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Blackford's Beauty has been around for a long time. For this version, I took some liberties and simplified the construction. Most patterns use only squares and half square triangles to create this quilt block. By changing up some of the half square triangle patches to flying geese units -- and -- using some rectangles rather than small squares of the same colour, you will find that there is less bulk as there are fewer seams in the completed block.

The sample quilts illustrated look quite different from each other, even though they are made with the same blocks. The layout of the quilt blocks is what makes the difference.

See what you can create by using your imagination when you decide to put it all together.