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.

Four Winds

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Four Winds quilt block is a study in half square triangles. This block will test your sewing skills. Just note, that there is nothing difficult at all in the making of this block -- it just takes patience to construct all the patches. You will need to be very aware to sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance due to the large number of cut pieces. Other than that, there is no difficulty here as the patches are most likely the first ones you learned to construct.

I chose to make this nine patch block with different coloured "flowers" but you could easily simplify this choice and make all of your flowers the same fabric. (I'm just a person who likes lots of colour.)

The two sample quilts illustrated show two very different quilts -- one with blocks set side by side and the other with blocks on point and additional blank blocks (to showcase your quilting skills). Enjoy!