I've had several requests for a list of quilt block patterns published during the March, 2009 Quilt Block Pattern of the Day event. Here they are, but keep in mind the date this was published -- 2009. You'll find hundreds more quilt and quilt block patterns on the Quilting site now.
Quilt Block Patterns Index
Quilt Patterns Index
Thirties Pinwhee-in-a-Square Quilt Block Pattern
Here's a quilt block that gives fans of Thirties reproduction fabrics a place to show them off. It's the April, 2009 Forum Block Lotto, so you can participate in the event or make blocks for yourself. Kathi, our hostess, has come up with a really nice design-scheme that will guarantee excellent scrap quilt results.
Round the Corner Quilt Block Pattern
Here's another five-patch quilt block
pattern, the one I originally designed to go with Wishing Ring (in different colors than the March block
). The two blocks work well together, but there are lots of other ways to use either one in a quilt. Round the Corner is made mostly from strip pieced units, with quick half square triangles in its corners.
Providence Quilt Block Pattern
Providence looks very intricate, doesn't it? It has quite a few patches (25) but they are made up of popular units that you've had lots of practice with (or soon will, if you're a beginning quilter). I made this 5-patch quilt block a bit larger than usual (we often see 10" square versions) so that units are larger and less fussy to handle. It finishes at 12-1/2" x 12-1/2".
Roman Square Quilt Block Pattern
The Roman Square block proves that a quilt pattern doesn't have to be difficult to be stunning. Put a batch of these guys together and you'll have a perfectly wonderful scrap quilt. The blocks finish at 9" square, but on page 3 you'll find cutting instructions for a few more sizes. The pattern helps you strip piece eight blocks at a time
-- you can assemble a quilt in a flash (and put your leftover fabrics to good use)
Framed Four Patch Quilt Block Pattern
An easy quilt block pattern made by framing a nine patch quilt block with bars and corner squares.
Ohio Star Quilt Block Pattern Variation
The four half square triangle units in this quilt block's corner are a deviation from the traditional Ohio Star
design. You'll find cutting instructions for three block sizes: 9" square, 12" square and 6" square. Make a quilt using only the variation, or sew them side-by-side next to traditional Ohio Stars.
Grecian Square Quilt Block Pattern
Grecian Square is another beginner friendly quilt block pattern. It doesn't have many pieces, but your placement of darks, lights, warms and neutrals can help specific areas of the patchwork pop out dramatically. Grecian Square finishes at 9" x 9".
Lady of the Lake Quilt Block Pattern
Lady of the Lake is one of those quilt blocks that's arranged as a positive and a negative. Two fabrics are all that's required, one darker than the other, and fabrics are flipped-flopped within the block. All components are half square triangles -- a large version in the center, surrounded by twenty smaller units. The pattern includes an example of a quilt made by placing the blocks on point.
Premium Star Quilt Block Pattern
Premium Star looks very similar to a few other traditional patchwork quilt blocks, including the popular Bear's Paw
, which has fewer half square triangle units in each corner, and a narrower bar that separates the four corners of the block. Premium Star finishes at 15" x 15", another large block that helps you assemble a quilt top fairly quickly.
Little Five Patch Chain Quilt Block Pattern
Small and miniature quilt blocks are my all-time favorites. The Little Five Patch Chain
is made completely with squares and rectangles, so that means you won't fool with the stretchy bias edges found in triangles (or even deal with pressing them them in quick-pieced units). The block is beginner friendly, and can be used in lots of interesting ways. You'll find an image of the Busy-ness in Blue
quilt on page 4 of the instructions. I'd be happy to publish the quilt pattern if there's enough interest (take the poll on that page to let me know).