BLOCKS by SIZE Larger Quilt Blocks

This page is for quilt blocks that are larger than 16" as a finished product. Some quilt block patterns lend themselves better to be larger -- generally, because they are made with measurements that are not the norm, or they are more complicated and therefore require more pieces. The good news here is that by making a larger quilt block, you need to make fewer for your final project. A win-win situation.

Ribbon Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Ribbon Star quilt block is a nine patch block that is a good choice if you want to make larger blocks and therefore, less blocks. A win-win situation. However, I have also included instructions for a smaller block as well.

The Ribbon Star block is designed to give the illusion of a ribbon weaving around the star, showing both the top side of the "ribbon" as well as the underside.

The two sample quilts illustrated are both on point settings but give totally different looks to the final product. Colour placement is key to a unique design.

Check out other "optical illusion" blocks:
~ Folded Corners
~ Formal Frame
~ Garden Square