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.

Chisholm Trail

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Chisholm Trail quilt block is comprised solely of squares and half square triangles. Once again the value of the colour chosen is what sets the interest in this quilt block. This four patch design is made up of two different arrangements of patches to make up the four quadrants.

The sample quilts shown use standard settings -- one, an on point setting with large setting triangles to give the impression of the blocks floating. The second quilt uses four blocks at a time, rotating each of them by 90 degrees, in order to take advantage of the directional nature of the block. This in turn, gives an entirely different effect.

See also: Chisholm Trail Variation