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.

Divided Cross

Free Quilt Block Pattern


Divided Cross is a quilt block for those who would like a little more of a challenge. Now having said that, this block is only challenging -- not because it is difficult -- but because of the number of pieces in each block. Other than single squares and rectangles, the other individual patches are common ones -- the half square triangle and the quarter square triangle.

To make your quilt go together quicker, I would suggest making the 16" block, and therefore there are less blocks to construct. Also I have chosen to use the uneven nine patch as my method of construction, as I prefer to work in "chunks" rather than individual rows.

As you can see from the sample quilts illustrated, you can make some really striking quilts. The straight set quilt shown has sashing strips between the blocks which leads to a secondary pattern. Your individual colour choices are the key to making your quilt look like no other.