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 Star

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Maple Star quilt block is a simple nine patch featuring squares, rectangles and a few flying geese patches. The interest to the block comes more from the colour placement of the fabrics than the quilt block design.

When designing the two sample quilt layouts shown below, I was pleasantly surprised at the lovely designs that emerged. The difference is whether corner setting triangles or additional half quilt blocks were used instead, for very different results. As a big fan of plaids, I was struck that the quilt layout on the right seemed to look just like a plaid. What are your thoughts?

~ See also:
~ Lucky Clover
~ Padre Island Star