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Category: Quilt Block Patterns

Quilt Blocks in the Quilt Block Library are assigned to one or more categories below

Rail Fence Quilt Block

If you are looking for an easy block to make, the rail fence is my goto. I love it for making scrappy quilts that use up lots of leftover bits of fabric. Making the block is a great skill builder, too. (See my tutorial on how to improve your patchwork using the rail fence quilt block as your daily patchwork exercise.)

The Rail Fence Quilt Block is constructed using four rail units that are arranged in an alternating fashion. As explained in the Rail Unit article, a rail unit is a square consisting of two or more rectangles. The Rail Fence Quilt Block example shown on this page uses three rectangular pieces, which is the number most commonly seen.

Grouping Example

illustration of a quilt made with rail fence quilt blocks

Block Construction

Illustration of an Exploded diagram of the Rail Fence Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets for the Rail Fence Quilt Block.

Grecian Square Quilt Block

Skill level: Beginner/Easy

Again, this is another recoloring of the Churn Dash Quilt Block. To see another recoloring check out the Greek Cross Quilt Block.

Grouping Example

Illustration of quilt made with Grecian Square Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

exploded illustration of grecian square quilt block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets

Tipper Canoe and Tyler Too Quilt Block

Often referred to as an "uneven nine-patch" the Tipper Canoe and Tyler too Quilt Block is actually a four patch, built around a square-in-a-square unit. Flying geese units flank the central square on all sides, creating a simple but striking star design.

Grouping Example

Illustration of a quilt made with Tipper Canoe and Tyler Too Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

illustration of exploded version of the tipper canoe and tyler too quilt block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets for the Tipper Canoe & Tyler Too Quilt Block

Shoofly Quilt Block

The Shoofly Quilt Block is a great beginner block, as it easily combines simple squares and few half-square triangles to create an interesting nine-patch

Grouping Example

Grouping Example of the Shoofly Quilt Block

Block Construction

Illustration of an exploded Shoofly Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets

Johnny Round the Corner Quilt Block

Baseball is right up there with Quilting when it comes to American pasttimes and pursuits. The Johnny Round the Corner Quilt Block was named as a nod to the sport's four bases.

Grouping Example

illustration of a grouping of johnnie round the corner quilt blocks

Notice the interesting effect that happens when you swap the coloring on the rectangles.

alternate coloring of johnnie round the corner quilt block

 

And the center square would make a nice holding place to spotlight other patchwork blocks.

Grouping of alternate coloring of johnny round the corner quilt blocks

Block Construction

Illustration of exploded version of Johnny Round the Corner Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets.