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.

Firewheel

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The quilt block name of Firewheel suggested an image of a great burst of fire in the night sky. So accordingly, I chose colours to reflect that in my version of this quilt block.

This eight patch block is comprised of a variety of familiar shapes in quiltmaking -- squares, rectangles, half square triangles and flying geese patches. There is nothing difficult to sew, but care must be taken to achieve an accurate quarter inch seam allowance, due to the number of pieces in the block.

The sample quilts illustrated both use an on point setting of the quilt blocks, but offer up very different looking quilts. Simple placement and imagination are all the tools needed to make your own striking quilt.