Large Quilt Block Patterns

Arrow Crown Quilt Block
Janet Wickell

Large quilt block patterns can be used in many ways. The most obvious use is to sew a big block quilt that (often) goes together more quickly than a quilt made from (lots more) smaller quilt blocks.

Try one or more big quilt blocks to sew throw pillow covers that coordinate with the color scheme for any room in your home. Use an oversize quilt block to create a medallion style quilt -- some are perfect for on-point layouts as well as horizontal settings. Very large quilt blocks might be the perfect solution when you sew a wallhanging -- all you need is a single block surrounded by borders.

All blocks are listed with their finished sizes.

30" - 35" Quilt Blocks

  • Weeping Willow Quilt Block Pattern (30" design with an Art Deco look)
  • Bear's Paw Quilt Block Pattern (35" and 14" versions of this all-time favorite quilt block)

20" - 25" Quilt Blocks

15" - 19" Quilt Blocks

  • Broken Branch Quilt Block Pattern (15" - not a 'branch,' but a block that seems more floral to me)
  • Broken Dishes Quilt Block Pattern (15" - a traditional quilt block pattern that helps you use your half square triangle units)
  • Checkerboard Flower Basket Blocks (16" design that's nice either on-point or in a straight setting)
  • Double Hourglass Quilt Blocks (18" - another block that's beginner-friendly)
  • Kentucky Cross Roads (17" - try this to create blocks with a square center and patchwork that points diagonally in four directions)
  • Linton's Quilt Blocks (15" traditional quilt block released originally by Ladies' Art Company)
  • Mosaic Sunbonnet Girl Blocks (an 18" design for sunbonnet girl fans)
  • Mosaic Boy Quilt Block Pattern (an 18" block that's perfect when sewn with the girl mosaic)
  • Mother's Fancy Star (15" - excellent for patriotic quilts but can be themed in any way)
  • Oddfellows Chain Blocks (16" blocks that are filled with lots of quick-pieced patchwork)
  • Oddfellows Star Quilt Block Pattern (16" and similar to Oddfellows Chain -- you'll find many ways to vary its appearance)
  • Premium Star Quilt Block Pattern (15" - this design is very similar to Bear's Paw)
  • Wishing Ring Quilt Block Pattern (15" - try Wishing Ring when you're looking for a five-patch quilt block)

14" Quilt Block Patterns

More Quilt and Quilt Block Patterns

The quilt blocks above all finish at 14" square or more, but they represent just a few of the hundreds of quilt and quilt block patterns you'll find on the quilting Website.