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.

Jewels in a Frame

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Jewels in the Frame quilt block is for a patient person. There are lots of pieces, but the sewing is quite simple and methodical. As a result, this block will be easy to construct if you take time to sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance.

Half square triangles are used both as the common patch (two triangles to make a square), as well as the use of the cut triangles on two adjacent sides of a square. (Since this is difficult to explain, look to the extreme corners of the block for clarification.) This is technically an eight patch block, but I chose to design the pattern as an uneven nine patch.