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, fewer 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, (or perhaps you might see a "blooming flower", as I do?)

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