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.

Plaited Block

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Plaited Block is another example of an optical illusion design. It is comprised of simple patches that give the impression of twists and turns once placed next to another block.

This eight patch block is constructed in "chunks" (as I like to call them) and then sewn together as an uneven nine patch. Using only squares, rectangles and half square triangles, you will produce an intriguing design when the blocks are placed in a quilt.

Check out other "optical illusion" blocks:
~ Folded Corners
~ Formal Frame
~ Garden Square
~ Interlocking Chain
~ Ribbon Star
~ Twisted Ribbon