QUILT BLOCK PATTERNS

My intention here is to show you some of the easy quilt block patterns and their variations with, as time allows, examples of those simple block patterns in a quilt.

Quilt blocks can be subdivided into three patch, four patch, five patch and so on, or the quilt block patterns can be categorised according to whether they are star or log cabin quilt blocks, states of the USA quilt blocks, traditional quilting blocks or maybe just fun quilt blocks that will look great in a quilt.  They vary in size, some big blocks, some small.




I have only begun to categorise these so you may like to see star quilt block patterns which are on a separate page.

There is also a separate page for quilt blocks named for the states of America – many very pretty ones here.

Free quilt block patterns beginning with A

Easy quilt block patterns beginning with B

Simple quilt block patterns beginning with C

Lantern quilt block patterns
Click on the photo to see the quilt block pattern:

Garden of Eden quilt block pattern

Garden of Eden quilt block pattern

Farmers daughter quilt block pattern

Farmers daughter quilt block pattern

Marions choice quilt block pattern

Marions choice quilt block pattern

Mystery flower garden quilt block pattern

Mystery flower garden quilt block pattern

July 4th quilt block pattern

July 4th quilt block pattern

Martha Washington star quilt block pattern

Martha Washington star quilt block pattern

Triple link chain quilt block pattern

Triple link chain quilt block pattern

Fancy foot quilt block pattern

Fancy foot quilt block pattern

Square diamond quilt block pattern

Square diamond quilt block pattern

To market to market quilt block pattern

To market to market quilt block pattern

Marthas choice quilt block pattern

Marthas choice quilt block pattern

Lovers lane quilt block pattern

Lovers lane quilt block pattern

Whirlaround quilt block pattern

Whirlaround quilt block pattern

Wampum quilt block pattern

Wampum quilt block pattern

Straw flowers quilt block pattern

Straw flowers quilt block pattern

Windows and doors quilt block pattern

Windows and doors quilt block pattern

Prairie sunrise quilt block pattern

Prairie sunrise quilt block pattern

Rolling pinwheel quilt block pattern

Rolling pinwheel quilt block pattern

Bird of paradise quilt block pattern

Bird of paradise quilt block pattern

Lily pond quilt block pattern

Lily pond quilt block pattern

Eva's garden quilt block pattern

Eva’s garden quilt block pattern

Housewife quilt block pattern

Housewife quilt block pattern

Josephs coat quilt block pattern

Josephs coat quilt block pattern

Jefferson quilt block pattern

Jefferson quilt block pattern

Hourglass on point quilt block pattern

Hourglass on point quilt block pattern

Squire Smiths choice quilt block pattern

Squire Smiths choice quilt block pattern

Odds and ends quilt block pattern

Odds and ends quilt block pattern

Wheeling nine patch quilt block pattern

Wheeling nine patch quilt block pattern

Gretchen quilt block pattern

Gretchen quilt block pattern

Empire cross quilt block pattern

Empire cross quilt block pattern

Interlocked squares quilt block pattern

Interlocked squares quilt block pattern

Patience corners quilt block pattern

Patience corners quilt block pattern

Spider quilt block pattern

Spider quilt block pattern

Mrs Kellers nine patch quilt block

Mrs Kellers nine patch quilt block

Windmill quilt block pattern

Windmill quilt block pattern

Southern belle quilt block pattern

Southern belle quilt block pattern

Guam quilt block pattern

Guam quilt block pattern

Double cross quilt block pattern

Double cross quilt block pattern

Stockyard star for Nebraska quilt block pattern

Stockyard star for Nebraska quilt block pattern

Old poinsettia quilt block pattern

Old poinsettia quilt block pattern

Presidential armchair quilt block pattern

Presidential armchair quilt block pattern

Wedding bouquet quilt block pattern

Wedding bouquet quilt block pattern

Little lost sailboat quilt block pattern

Little lost sailboat quilt block pattern

Darting minnows quilt block pattern

Darting minnows quilt block pattern

Double windmill quilt block pattern

Double windmill quilt block pattern

Patchwork cutwork quilt block

Patchwork cutwork quilt block

Providence quilt block pattern

Providence quilt block pattern

Ozark trail quilt block pattern

Ozark trail quilt block pattern

Peony and forget me nots quilt block pattern

Peony and forget me nots quilt block pattern

Flying kite quilt block pattern

Flying kite quilt block pattern

Snowflake quilt block pattern

Snowflake quilt block pattern

Double z quilt block pattern

Double z quilt block pattern

Hidden star quilt block pattern

Hidden star quilt block pattern

Whirling squares quilt block pattern

Whirling squares quilt block pattern

True lovers knot quilt block pattern

True lovers knot quilt block pattern

Honeymoon quilt block pattern

Honeymoon quilt block pattern

Fools puzzle quilt block pattern

Fools puzzle quilt block pattern

Domino square quilt block pattern

Domino square quilt block pattern

Railroad crossing quilt block

Railroad crossing quilt block

Fair and square quilt block pattern

Fair and square quilt block pattern

Flying dutchman quilt block pattern

Flying dutchman quilt block pattern

Eddystone light quilt block pattern

Eddystone light quilt block pattern

Slanted diamonds quilt block pattern

Slanted diamonds quilt block pattern

Prairie queen quilt block pattern

Prairie queen quilt block pattern

Trails quilt block pattern

Trails quilt block pattern

Original quilt block pattern

Original quilt block pattern

Mrs Tafts choice quilt block pattern

Mrs Tafts choice quilt block pattern

Triplet quilt block pattern

Triplet quilt block pattern

Handy andy quilt block pattern

Handy andy quilt block pattern

Pathfinder quilt block pattern

Pathfinder quilt block pattern

Golden gate quilt block pattern

Golden gate quilt block pattern

Greek cross quilt block pattern

Greek cross quilt block pattern

Diamond in square quilt block pattern

Diamond in square quilt block pattern

Rock garden quilt block pattern

Rock garden quilt block pattern

Hourglass quilt block pattern

Hourglass quilt block pattern

Idle moments quilt block pattern

Idle moments quilt block pattern

Sunny lanes quilt block pattern

Sunny lanes quilt block pattern

Hays corner quilt block pattern

Hays corner quilt block pattern

Ladies wreath quilt block pattern

Ladies wreath quilt block pattern

Patch design quilt block pattern

Patch design quilt block pattern

Totem quilt blockpattern

Totem quilt block pattern

Follow the leader quilt block pattern

Follow the leader quilt block pattern

Dove in the window quilt block pattern

Dove in the window quilt block pattern

Whirlpool quilt block pattern

Whirlpool quilt block pattern

Garden path quilt block pattern

Garden path quilt block pattern

Double basket quilt block pattern

Double basket quilt block pattern

Grandmother Percys puzzle quilt block

Grandmother Percys puzzle quilt block

Garden square quilt block pattern

Garden square quilt block pattern

Grannys Favourite quilt block pattern

Grannys Favourite quilt block pattern

Propeller quilt block pattern

Propeller quilt block pattern

Queen Charlottes crown quilt block pattern

Queen Charlottes crown quilt block pattern

Pillar to post quilt block

Pillar to post quilt block

Rob Peter to pay Paul

Rob Peter to pay Paul

Tumbleweed quilt block pattern

Tumbleweed quilt block pattern

Three across quilt block pattern

Three across quilt block pattern

Mosaic tile quilt block

Mosaic tile quilt block

Walkaround quilt block

Walkaround quilt block

Sailboat quilt block pattern

Sailboat quilt block pattern

Duck and ducklings quilt block

Duck and ducklings quilt block

Dublin steps quilt block

Dublin steps quilt block

Square dance quilt block

Square dance quilt block

Storm at sea quilt

Storm at sea quilt

Ducks foot in the mud quilt block

Ducks foot in the mud quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

harmony square quilt block

Harmony square quilt block

indian mat quilt block pattern

Indian mat quilt block pattern

 

 

 

 

lightning in the hills quilt block

Lightning in the hills quilt block

Market square quilt block

Market square quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Easter lily quilt block

Easter lily quilt block

Maple leaf quilt block

Maple leaf quilt block

Farmers fields quilt block

Farmers fields quilt block

Mothers dream quilt block

Mothers dream quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

Flying shuttles quilt block

Flying shuttles quilt block

Hither and yon quilt block

Hither and yon quilt block

Pineapple plant quilt block

Pineapple plant quilt block

Roads to berlin quilt block

Roads to berlin quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Buffalo ridge quilt block

Buffalo ridge quilt block

Thunder and lightning quilt block

Thunder and lightning block

 

 

 

 

Log cabin quilt block

Log cabin quilt block

The finished shoofly quilt block

The finished shoofly quilt block

Completed curved seam daffodil quilt block

Curved seam daffodil quilt block

Daffodil quilt block pattern

Daffodil quilt block pattern

 

Log cabin butterfly quilt block

Log cabin butterfly quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spiders web quilt block

Spiders web quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Old windmill quilt block

Old windmill quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Pansy quilt block

Pansy quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Jubilee quilt block

Jubilee quilt block

Presidential armchair quilt block

Presidential armchair quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Garrett window quilt block

Garrett window quilt block

Hourglass quilt block

Hourglass quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Four winds quilt block

Four winds quilt block

Spinning arrows quilt block

Spinning arrows quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Hopscotch quilt block

Hopscotch quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Swing in the centre quilt block

Swing in the centre quilt block

Mrs Bryans choice quilt block

Mrs Bryans choice quilt block

Geometric illusion quilt block

Geometric illusion quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Owl quilt block

Owl quilt block

Silver lane quilt block

Silver lane quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Lincolns platform quilt block

Lincolns platform quilt block

Friendship quilt block

Friendship quilt block

 

 

 

 

 

 

Thistle quilt block pattern

Thistle quilt block pattern

Flyfoot quilt block

Flyfoot quilt block

Folded log cabin quilt block

Folded log cabin quilt block

 

Old fashioned quilt block

Old fashioned quilt block

Rolled seam quilt block

Rolled seam quilt block                                                                        

interlocking squares quilt block

Interlocking squares quilt block

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Comments

  1. Rose
    These blocks and tutorials are wonderful. I am so glad I found your site! I am a beginner but feel like I can create all the blocks on your page because your instructions are clear and simple. I think quilting may be a life long hobby for me 🙂
    Thank you so much!

  2. Pat Birch says:

    I first saw you on You Tube. Now ive found this site im really pleased. My biggest quandry is which one to choose! Its like a big box of chocolates all are tempting. I may have to return to my childhood and do “inky pinky pen & inky. Pat Birch

    • Hi Pat. Sounds like you’re really enjoying your quilting. Sometimes you can narrow the choices down by thinking what size you want to make, then what colours you want to use, how much fabric you’ve got – unless you want to buy new fabric each time (perish the thought!).

  3. Patricia Celeste says:

    Hi Rose…I am doing your Cathedral Window pattern…I am having trouble with the points…they seem to be bulky and so I trimmed them close to the stitching…I still have a bulk problem…what am I doing wrong? Thanks

  4. Karen Sterling says:

    My family has quilted for generations. My great grandmother passed away at 98 and enjoyed quilting with her daughter and grand daughters. This site is something I will be able to share with my 84 year old grandmother tomorrow after a doctors appointment. She has displayed quilts at the Ohio State Fair and makes every new baby in our family a quilt. She still sits with her hoop and hand quilts them while watching tv in the evening. The blocks on here are beautiful, fun and bring back memories of quilts in our family. I have yet to make a quilt but now I am feeling quite inspired thanks to your hard work, inspiration and many any blocks to choose from. Nice to see you are also fromthe Buckeye State. HAPPY quilt block patterns!

    • Hi Karen. Thanks so much for your comments. You certainly have a long line of quilters before you. Your grandmother must get a lot of pleasure from her quilting – isn’t it lovely to have a hobby that she can continue all her life. I’m glad you like the quilt blocks – I prefer traditional quilts so tend to do them most often for quilt block patterns. Yes, it’s definitely time you began quilting! I’m afraid I’m not from the Buckeye State – I live in the UK, but quilting is followed worldwide.

  5. Bailey Rodriguez says:

    Saw this link on Pinterest and have to comment. A large number of your blocks are some of the same that I have liked, bookmarked, copied, etc. in the past and I love how you have combined them all in one location with a visual so that you don’t have to comb through a lot of information to even see what it is. Thanks for doing all the hard work and making it available.

  6. i looked the star up and its called a flying kite I know you did it and Im just looking for the pattern

    • Hi Ella. I definitely don’t have the flying kites quilt block but I’m perfectly happy to do the pattern for you. The one that you’re thinking of which gives a similar effect is the flying stars quilt block in the star sampler quilt. I’ll try and do the flying kites in the next week or so.

  7. Judy S. says:

    I am taking a Galaxy Star class next month and wanted to know what it was and how to sew it before going to my class. I found the star with instructions on your page and am ‘sew’ thankful! I won’t feel totally lost when I go to my class and I can now choose colors I need for this quilt. Thank you for your instructions! Very helpful! *hug*
    Judy – Rocky Point, NC

    • Hi Judy. It always makes my day when someone finds just what they were looking for in my patterns. Thanks for letting me know and good luck with your class.

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