Skill level: Confident Beginner
The Arkansas Crossroads Quilt Block is one of many blocks woven into the American tradition of naming a quilt block after a State. In fact, several State-named quilt blocks also reference "roads" indicating the importance and excitement with which women of the period viewed travel.
When the block is arranged in an alternating pattern, rotating every other block 90 degrees, you get a lovely chain effect, and several secondary patterns appear, including a star pattern and a checkerboard.
The block is constructed with simple squares and half-square triangles in a 4x4 grid.