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.


Free Quilt Block Pattern

I have a love for the colours of the southwest -- turquoise, corals and sandy shades of the desert. So it can come as no surprise the I used those colours in my version of the Navajo quilt block.

This eight patch design features simple patches -- squares, rectangles and flying geese units.

Rather than keep to the original colour layout of the patches surrounding the centre large rectangle, I added an additional fabric to give the block more shades of the desert. (I do like using colour.) I also have taken the "easy" way in the construction process -- to sew as an uneven nine patch, rather than row by row.

Lots of layouts of the blocks in the quilts can be created with just a bit of imagination. Check out two sample block settings on the next page.