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Category: 7 x 7 Grids

This is the archive listing of all Quilt Blocks in the Quilt Block Library assigned to the Patterns Category having a 7×7 grid.

Country Roads Quilt Block

Illustration of The Country Roads Quilt Block
The Country Roads Quilt Block

The Country Roads Quilt Block is a 7x7 grid design that goes by several different names.  This block has also gone by the names Western Roads and Country Crossings.

The block is fairly simple in its construction, made from squares, half square triangles and setting rectangles, so it's achievable by a confident beginner.

Grouping Example

This is a "self-sashing" quilt block, as shown in the grouping example below:

Colored illustration of A grouping of Country Roads Quilt Blocks
A grouping of Country Roads Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Illustration of Exploded version of The Country Roads Quilt Block
Exploded version of The Country Roads Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click image to download coloring sheets

Prickly Pear Quilt Block

Skill level: Intermediate

The Prickly Pear Quilt Block, designed on a 7x7 grid, incorporates many half-square triangles to form a border. When the blocks are grouped together in straight sets, the borders combined with neighboring blocks to create a zig-zag design. (See grouping example of Prickly Pear Quilt Blocks below.)

Grouping Example

illustration of a quilt made with prickly pear quilt blocks
illustration of a quilt made with prickly pear quilt blocks

Block Construction

Image of Exploded version of the Prickly Pear Quilt Block Pattern
Exploded version of the Prickly Pear Quilt Block Pattern

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets of the prickly pear quilt block.

Queen Victoria’s Crown Quilt Block

Skill level: Intermediate

The Queen Victoria's Quilt Block is a 7x7 grid design consisting of squares and rectangles surrounding a central square-in-a-square. The block is finished with a border of half-square triangles. I've drawn up a few grouping examples to show you how the design plays out in a quilt setting. Because of the visual weight of the half-square triangles, the design looks more balanced when the blocks are set on-point

Grouping Example

illustration of a straight set layout for a quilt made with Queen victoria quilt blocks
illustration of an on point layout for a quilt made with Queen victoria quilt blocks

Block Construction

Illustration of the Exploded version of the Queen Victoria's Crown Quilt Block
Exploded version of the Queen Victoria's Crown Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets for the Queen Victoria's Quilt Block.

Walls of Jericho Quilt Block

Groupimg Example

Illustration of group of Walls of Jericho Quilt Blocks

Block Construction

Below I've illustrated two ways the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block can be constructed. The illustration on the left shows the block as a 7x7 grid.  The illustration on the right shows it as an unequal 9-patch. If you were making the block on a very large scale, the 7-patch version might be easier to work with.

Illustration of the Exploded version 1 of the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block
Exploded version 1 of the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block
Illustration of the Exploded version 2 of the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block
Exploded version 2 of the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets for the Walls of Jericho Quilt Block.

Navajo Quilt Block

Skill level: Confident Beginner

The Navajo Quilt Block (sometimes referred to as the Indian Mat Quilt Block) is a design reminiscent of indigenous peoples and instantly creates an ethnic feel when used in a quilt layout. The design is attributed to Nancy Cabot and was first published in the Chicago Tribune, circa 1928 according to Jinny Beyer's Quilter's Album of Patchwork Patterns.

If you're interested in seeing another quilt block with a Native American influence, check out the Squash Blossom Quilt Block.

Grouping Example

Quilt layout using navajo quilt block
Quilt layout using Navajo quilt blocks.

Block Construction

Image of Exploded version of the Navajo Quilt block
Exploded version of the Navajo Quilt block

Coloring Sheets

Click to download coloring sheets of the Navajo Quilt Block.