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.

Chinese Puzzle

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Chinese Puzzle quilt block is comprised of half square triangles and a few quarter square triangles.

The interest in the block is how the pieces go together to make up the design. I have chosen only three fabrics to use in this block -- a dark, a light and a medium value fabric. However, you could also choose to use a variety of darks, lights and medium value fabrics to make a scrappy version of this block. (Regular followers of this website will know that scrappy quilts are my favourites.)

The sample quilts illustrated both use rotations of the blocks by 90 degrees. The quilt on the right also reverses the placement of the focus fabrics to produce mirror image blocks and as a result, a very different quilt. Only your imagination can limit the design of your own quilt.