As a general rule, an intermediate block is rarely more difficult to make -- it just contains more pieces and therefore more seams. This is the reason that it is important that you can sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance. Once you have mastered a precise seam allowance, you will have no difficulty in sewing the majority of quilt blocks.

Ornamental Tile

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Ornamental Tile quilt block is a little more challenging than some blocks -- only because of the layout of the individual pieces that make the four pieced units in the block. They are not difficult to construct, but care must be taken for accurate quarter inch seam allowances so that the pieces do not become distorted.

Once the pieced patches are created, the rest of the construction of this uneven nine patch quilt block is a breeze.

The next step is playing around with quilt layouts to find what pleases you. The sample quilts illustrated give you just two of the many designs that could be made with this quilt block.