Quilt Blocks in the Quilt Block Library are assigned to one or more categories below
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.
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.
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.
Notice the interesting effect that happens when you swap the coloring on the rectangles.
And the center square would make a nice holding place to spotlight other patchwork blocks.