Quilt Blocks in the Quilt Block Library are assigned to one or more categories below
Skill Level: Confident Beginner
The Battleground Quilt Block is basically just the half square triangle on steriods! It's a great way to use up leftover half square triangles that are produced when you use the quick corner method to make flying geese, square in a square units or snowballs.
Obviously, it produces a great looking scrappy quilt.
Skill level: Easy
The String Quilt block is a type of block created with strings or long scraps of fabric using the foundation or paper piecing method. Several varieties of this type of block exist. Most techniques involve drawing a straight line along the diagonal of a piece of paper. An initial strip of fabric is placed along this line, then subsequent strips are sewn to each side, then pressed open. This continues until the paper is completely covered, then the excess fabric is cut off the sides to make a square block.
String quilt blocks are popular among quilters because they offer a simple way to use up scrap fabrics but also allow for interesting and dynamic designs. Careful placement of light and dark fabrics often creates a diamond design that appears along the diagonal of the block.
Below are some images for how string quilts might appear in a grouping:
Animals are popular themes in quilts. Most of us quilters are animal lovers of some kind, so it isn't surprising that the Scotty Dog Quilt Block has been a quilter favorite for many years. One of my dearest quilting buddies has a pet Scotty dog, and a few weeks back she was on the hunt for a Scotty Dog Quilt Block to use in a project. I was able to round up several varieties, and will be posting them here as I get them illustrated.
The first one is a pieced version designed in a 6x6 grid, so a 6" block can easily be drafted of this design.
Skill level: various
This page is a collection of Heart shaped Quilt Blocks you might like to incorporate into your quilt designs.
This first Heart Quilt Block combines Half Square Triangles with Drunkard's Path blocks. These look really cute when several are placed together in a row.
Another version of a heart block can be made from squares and HSTs.
Here is a version that uses half square triangles, a rectangle, and two flying geese units.
The above blocks are fairly simple to construct, but my favorite is this log cabin heart block, which will take much more time to piece. It would look adorable as a pillow. The central rectangle could be fussy cut from a favorite fabric or embroidered with a favorite message.