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.

Churn Dash

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Churn Dash quilt block is an easy nine patch block made with simple shapes -- rectangles and half square triangles. It's a good choice for a beginner quilter to learn how the patches go together.

What is interesting about this block, is that it is known my many other names. Just some of those names for this block (and this is not a complete list) are:

* Monkey Wrench (probably the most common alternate name)
* Fishermen's Reel
* Hole in the Barn Door
* Indian Hammer
* Quail's Nest

In any event, it makes for a fun block to construct.

The sample quilts illustrated are shown with a side by side block setting and an on point setting, and both use sashing strips to separate the blocks. I deviated from the usual colour selection of fabrics, as I chose to make the background fabric a dark value, rather than the traditional light fabric. What can you come up with?

Related:
Churn Dash - Variation
Monkey Wrench - Variation