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.

Slip Knot

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Slip Knot quilt block is a bit of an optical illusion, in that it appears that fabrics weave across each other. This is technically an eight patch as it is designed on an 8 x 8 grid, but I like to sew this block as an uneven nine patch because I find it easier to work in "chunks" instead of rows. However, please feel free to construct as you like.

This block contains simple patches -- squares, rectangles, half square triangles and flying geese. The challenge is that there are many pieces, and many seams. So, if you pay close attention to sewing a precise quarter inch seam allowance, you will find this block goes together easily.

The two sample quilts illustrate different versions of quilts set on point, so you are only limited to your imagination to create your own original design. Enjoy!