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.

Thunder and Lightning

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two quilt layouts shown below feature the Thunder and Lightning quilt block - a nine patch design featuring lots of half square triangle patches.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point and separates them with sashing strips. The "cornerstones" in the sashing gives the impression of little stars in the sky as the lightning flashes.

The quilt layout featured on the right also uses a diagonal setting of the blocks but in a different way. Each block is enlarged by including colourful, corner triangles to add extra splashes of colour in this design element.

See also:
~ Lightning
~ Lightning in the Hills