|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.
Friendship Star - Advanced
Free Quilt Block Pattern
Another Friendship Star! (Check the links at the bottom of the post for more Friendship Star blocks.)
Let's look at this quilt block as an intermediate level of difficulty -- simply because there are quite a lot of pieces to work with. The good news is that you can make this as a larger block -- hence fewer blocks to make -- so that your quilt will go together faster.
Other than squares and rectangles, the only patches in the block are half square triangles and flying geese units. Both of these patches are among the first ones you learn as a beginner quilter, so this just goes to show that making a quilt block is not difficult.
Both of the sample quilts illustrated feature the blocks set on point, but they look entirely different. Your imagination will come up with a unique quilt all your own. Let's get started!
~ Friendship Star (a basic nine patch quilt block)
~ Friendship Star (an interesting four patch quilt block)