|BLOCKS by SIZE||16" Quilt Blocks|
Larger quilt blocks offer the incentive that there are less to make to produce your quilt. When time is limited, this size of block is your best friend. A second feature is that you can try a more difficult design as the pieces may be many, but the sizes of the patches are easy to work with. A win-win all around.
The Firewheel quilt block is an eight patch but sewn (for ease in construction) as an uneven nine patch. It contains only the simplest of pieced patches -- half square triangles and flying geese.
The two sample quilt layouts shown below both use an on point setting of the blocks. But, with different placement of the pieced blocks as well as the blank blocks, you achieve two very different and striking quilts. My goal was to represent lots of "wheels of fire" in the night sky and I am pleased with the outcome.