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.

Maple Leaf

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Maple Leaf quilt block is one of my favourite blocks to use when teaching a class for beginner quilters. This block introduces you to the nine patch format, as well as getting you started on making the most common quilt patch (second only to the square) used in quilts -- the half square triangle.

The construction is easy and you can do many things with the resultant quilt block, especially if you rotate the block to produce different effects in the quilts. Look at the illustrated sample quilts for ideas.

See also - (another) Maple Leaf quilt block