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

Sample Quilt Layouts


The two sample quilt layouts shown below are so very different it is difficult to imagine that they are constructed using the same quilt block.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point and adds large corner triangles to each block, thereby increasing the block size and adding an extra design element to the quilt layout. The sashing strips give an extra bit of pizzazz to the resultant quilt.

The quilt layout featured on the right, uses a standard block setting -- side by side. This results in an optical illusion of twisting rings. This layout would be striking with careful colour placement of the rings to make it a scrappy version of the design.


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