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.

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.