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.

San Diego

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The San Diego quilt block had me thinking of sand and surf, hence, my colour choices for this block. This eight patch block is a sort of two-parter, as the centre of the block is made with a small Sawtooth Star, and then completed with a variety of patches to stretch your learning experience with regard to the construction of this star block.

Sewing this quilt block in "chunks" makes it easier to construct and this pattern is designed to sew it as an uneven nine patch.

The two sample quilts illustrated are both made with blocks set on point, but as you can see, simple change-ups of the fabrics in the blank blocks give a totally different look to each of the quilts.