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.

Star of Luxor

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The colour scheme I chose for the Star of Luxor quilt block was intended to reflect the sky at night. This block was new to me and right away I could see it could be easily simplified.

If you are a regular visitor to this site, you know that I often make the construction of some of the blocks easier to sew. For this block, I replaced many of the half square triangles with flying geese units and in some cases, with squares on point which reduces the number of seams and therefore producing less bulk. Lastly, I constructed it as an uneven nine patch rather than in single rows.

The sample quilts illustrated show both quilts using settings on point, although using a side by side layout of the blocks produces interesting results as well. The sky's the limit (... sorry, I couldn't resist ...) with the layouts you may come up with for your personal quilt.