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.

Railroad

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two sample quilt layouts shown below for the Railroad block, use two distinct settings of the blocks resulting in very different resultant quilts.

The quilt layout featured on the left sets the blocks side by side. By rotating alternate blocks a geometric design emerges, drawing the eye diagonally across the quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks on point. By adding large corner triangles to each block, and rotating some of the blocks by 90 degrees, a distinct design results. The careful colour placement of the corner triangles gives an added splash of colour to the quilt.

See also:
~ Underground Railroad