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.

Candlestick

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The quilt block was new to me and I had a lot of fun playing around with it. This example uses six different fabrics, but you could easily use less -- you just need to have dark, medium and light values to get the desired effect.

This is a simple four patch block to make, using only squares and half square triangle patches.

The sample quilts illustrated use the block on point (with rotation of some of the blocks in the quilt) and blocks set side-by-side -- again with some of the blocks rotated. As you can see you can do lots of interesting variations with regard to placement of this quilt block to make your own precious heirloom.