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The blocks below are organized by their traditional structures.  What does that mean?

Quilters think of a grid less as a group of lines than as a group of squares—that is, patches of fabric—so we almost always describe quilt blocks by layout, not by the grid size.

4-patch. Blocks with large center squares are typically based on a 4x4 grid with 16 squares. A block based on a 2x2 grid, with 4 squares, is usually called a 4-patch or a "double 4-patch."
9-patch. Medium center squares are usually based on a 3x3 grid with 9 squares. This structure is just as popular as the 4-patch.
5-patch. Blocks based on a 5x5 grid, or multiples of 5x5, are typically the structure when a block has a small center square.
1-patch. If all the patches are the same shape and size, the block is called a 1-patch. Postage stamp quilts, clam shells, and Irish Chains are one-patch quilts.

Note: Blocks with outlines and bold type have how-to links on their information pages.

 

 

 

4-Patch blocks(Laid out on grids of 2x2, 4x4, 8x8, 16x16, etc.)
Birds in the Air
Big Dipper/ Windmill
Cotton Reel

Little Cedar Tree Little Cedar Tree
Wash- ington's Puzzle
Alabama
Beauty
Kansas
Beauty



June
Butterfly

Lafayette Orange
Peel
Melon Patch
Orange Peel
Peter
& Paul




Anna's Choice Quilt

The Anvil
Arkansas Crossroads
Arkansas Cross
Roads

Arrow-
head
Puzzle

Art Square

Bento Box

The Blockade

Blocks &
Pinwheels

Bow Tie
(Necktie)

Broken Dish

Brown
Goose

Churn
Dash

Cheyenne
Clay's
Choice
Connecticut
Connec-
ticut
Crockett
Cabin Quilt
Crosses & Losses
A Design in Geometrics
A Design in
Geometrics

Diversion
Quilt
Double
Quartet
Double X,
No. 2
Double X,
No. 3

Double Z

Dutch-
man's
Puzzle

Economy

Electric Fan

Flock of
Geese

Fly Foot

Four Corner
Puzzle
4-4 Time
Four-four
Time

Forward & Back

Hovering
Hawks

Joining
Star

Job's Troubles
Kaleidoscope
Kaleido-
scope

The King's
Crown

Lend &
Borrow

Lights &
Shadows

Mosaic
No. 1

Mosaic
No. 9

Mosaic
No. 12

New Four
Patch

Nine Patch
Old Maid's
Puzzle
Old Maid's
Puzzle
Old
Windmill

Pin Wheel

Priscilla

Puss in the
Corner

Ribbon
Border
Ribbon
Star
Road to
Oklahoma

Rocky
Road to
Kansas

Rocky
Road to
Kansas

Sarah's
Choice

Sawtooth

Shadows

Snowflake

Southern
Belle

Squares
Within
Squares
Squares
within
Squares
Star Sapphire

Susannah
Patch
The
Swallow

Turnstile

Twelve
Triangles

Twin Sisters

Wheat
Field

Windmill

Windmil

Yankee Puzzle

Jinx Star
Rain Drop



Amethyst
Arrowhead
Arrowwhead Puzzle
Arrow-
head
Puzzle
Arrowheads
Arrow-
heads
Barrister's
Block
Bear's Paw

Betty's
Delight
Blackford's Beauty

Twist
Patchwork (LAC)

Square & Circle

Claws

Cowboy's
Star

Crow's
Foot

Crossed
Canoes

Delectable Mountains

The Double
Arrow

Dove-in-
the- Window

8 Hands
Around

8 Hands
Around
Endless
Chain

Flamingos
in Flight

Flying Bats

Four
Squares

Fox & Geese

Free Trade
Block

Garden Basket
Geometric Star
Geomet-
ric Star
Geometrical Star
Geomet-
rical Star
Georgetown Circle
George-
town
Circle

Godey's
design
Hosanna
Hull's Victory

Indian
Plumes

Irish
Plaid
Irish Puzzle
Irish Puzzle
Jacob's
Ladder
Jamestown Square
James-
town
Square

The Jig
Jog Puzzle
Kansas Troubles

Lincoln's
Platform
Milkmaids Star
Milkmaid's
Star
Monkey
Wrench
Mrs Smiths Favorite
Mrs. Smith's Favorite
Nautilus
New Four
Patch

Nosegay

Ocean
Wave
(popular)

Octagonal Star
Odd Fellows Cross
Odd Fel-
lows Cross

Old Maid's
Patience

Mosaic
No. 7

Old Maid's
Puzzle

Path Thru
the Woods
Pig's Tail

Pineapple
block

Pineapple
Quilt

Premium
Star

Primrose
Path

Puss in the Corner

The Rail-
road

Rising Sun
Road to
California
Road to
Oklahoma

Sandhills
Star

Sara's
Favorite

Scrap

Sheep Fold
Spring Beauty

Springtime
Snail Trail
Star & Cross
Star &
Cross

Stars &
Cubes

Stars &
Squares
Stepping
Stones
Stepping
Stones
Steps to
Glory
Storm
at Sea

Sunny
Lanes

Sunshine
Temple
Court

Toad in a
Puddle
True Lovers Knot
True Lover's Knot

Twist
Patchwork

Wandering
Lover

Wild
Goose
Chase
Winged
9 Patch

World's Fair Puzzle


World
Without
End

Rhubarb
Twist
(Atkinson)

Solitaire

Triangles & Stripes

Square & Star

Fanny's
Favorite

Pride of Ohio

Modern
Carpenter's Star
Drunkard's
Trail
Hearts & Gizzards
Lovers Knot
Lovers
Knot
Pointed
Ovals
Rose
Dream

Washing-
ton Snow Ball
The Whale
Block
9-Patch blocks (Laid out on grids of 3x3, 6x6, 9x9, 12x12, etc.)


The Apple
Attic
Window

The Big O

Birds in
the Air

Contrary
Wife

Double
Hour Glass

Double X ,
No. 1

Formal
Garden

Friendship
Star
Garret Window

Hour Glass

Maple
Leaf
Queens Pride9 patch

Oklahoma
Square Dance

Sailboat

The Apple

Shadow
Box

Shoo Fly

Snowball

West Wind

The Wishing
Ring

Tea Leaf


Aunt Eliza's
Star

Basket
of Scraps 

The Bat 

Birds in
the Air 
Broad
Arrow 

The Broken
Sugar Bowl 

Card Trick 

Card Trick 

Chinese
Coin 
Churn
Dash
 
corn and beans
Corn & Beans 
corn and beans
Corn & Beans 

Covered Wagon
The Cross 
disappearing nine patch
Disappear-
ing 9 Patch 
Double Monkey Wrench 

Double
Windmill 

54-40 or
Fight 

Fish Tails 

Flying
Crow 

The Four X
Quilt 

Framed
Squares 
Friendly Hand 

Godey's
1858 

Hour Glass 
Humming
Bird/
Rosebud
 

Indian Plume  

Inter-
locked Squares 

Cherry Basket 

Jacob's Ladder 

Jacob's Ladder 

Jewel Quilt 

Johnnie Round the Corner 

London
Stairs 

Lone Star 

Maltese Cross 

Merry Kite 
Modern
Star
 
Mosaic Patchwork #1
Mosaic Patch-
work #1 

Mrs. Bryan's Choice 

Mystery
Flower
Garden 

New
Pattern  

Ohio Star 
Pennsylvania
Penn-sylvania 

Perpetual
Motion 

Sun Rays

Picture Frames 

Prairie
Queen

Prairie
Queen  

Pussy in
the Corner

Quatrefoils 

Radio Windmill

The Railroad 

Road to
Arkansas

Road to California 

Road to
the White House

Rolling Stone 

Roman Stripe

Sail Boat 

Square & Half Square

Squirrel in a Cage 

Spirit of
St. Louis

Star of
Hope 
Star of Many Points
Star of
Many
Points

Star Spangled 

Swamp
Angel

Swing in the Center
(LAC)

Swing in the Center
(Finley)

Swing in
the Center
(Wheeler)

The Tail of Benjamin's
Kite

Tangled
Garter  

Thrifty

Tennessee
Waltz

Variable
Star

Variable Star 

Water Wheel 

Water Wheel 

Wedding
Bouquet  

Windmill 
Winged
Square
 

Wyoming
Valley  

Hour-Glass, No. 2 (Stone)  

The Practi-cal Orchard
(LAC)  

Practical Orchard
(Cabot)  
Bleeding Heart

Bluebells

Greek Cross

Bleeding Heart (LAC)



Beggar
Block

Beggar's Block

Beggar's Blocks
Bradford 9 Patch
Double 9 Patch
Double 9 Patch
Dublin Chain

Fire Lily
Five Patch

Flower
Vase
Hen and Her Chicks
Hen & Her Chicks

9-patch
Chain

Noon Day
Lily
North Carolina Lily
North Car-
olina Lily

Rocky
Road to
California

The
Rosebud

True Lover's Knot

Village
Green


Dutch Tulip
Pin Cushion

Rob Peter
to Pay Pau
l



Blazing Star
Carrie
Nation
Block
The Cross
Dolly Madison Quilt
Dolly Madi-
son Quilt

Dream Ship

Four Points

Golgotha

Jack in the Pulpit (Stone)
The Kaleidoscope Quilt
The Kalei-
doscope
Quilt

King's
Highway

Kitty
Corner

Lost
Paradise

The Marble
Floor

Michigan's
Pontiac
Star

Midget
Necktie

Nauvoo
Lattice
Northumberland Star
Northum-
berland
Star

Ocean
Wave
(McKim)

Ocean
Waves
(Cabot)

Semi-
Octagon

True
Lover's
Knot

Semi-
Octagon

Victorian
Maze

Wild
Goose
Chase

Squares & Stripes

Crowned
Cross

Night and
Day

Dove at the Window (KCS)


Old Maid's Puzzle

Pine Burr

Turkey
Tracks
The Worlds Fair
The World's
Fair
Wheel of Fortune


Cross &
Crown
Fireside Visitor

Golden
Gates
The Worlds Fair
The World's
Fair
Joseph's
Coat
London Roads
Mosaic #8
Mosaic
No. 8
Sonny's Play House
Sonnie's Play House

Triple Irish Chain

Turkey in
the Straw

5-Patch blocks (Laid out on grids of 5x5, 10x10, 15x15, 20x20, 25x25, 30x30, etc.)


A Wrench

Bacon
Patch

Children's
Delight

Churn
Dash

Crazy Ann

Crazy Ann

Criss Cross
Delaware Crossp
Delaware
Cross-
patch
The Worlds Fair
The World's
Fair
Delectable Mountains
Delect-
able
Mountains
Doe & Darts
(Finley)

Ducklings

Duck & Ducklings

Ducks & Ducklings

Ducks & Ducklings

Ducklings
for
Friendship

Duck's Foot

Electric
Fan, No. 2
Grandmother's Choice
Grand-
mother's
Choice
Grandmother's Choice
Grand-mother's Choice

Handy
Andy

Lady of
the Lake

Pinwheel
Square

Star of
Hope

Leap Frog

Crazy
House

King's
Crown

Souvenir of Friendship

Wedding Ring/Odd Scraps Patchwork


 

Block
Island
Puzzle

Chinese
Coin
Cross &
Crown
Cross &
Crown

Crossed
Canoes

Danish
Stars
Delectable Mountains
Delect-
able
Mountains
Doe
& Darts

Double
Irish
Chain
Delectable Mountains
Delect-
able
Mountains
Fannies Fan
Fannie's
Fan
Fannys Fan
Fanny's Fan
Floras Favorite
Flora's Favorite

Fort
Sumpter

Hobby
Nook
Hunter Star
Hunter's
Star

Indian
Canoes
Kaleidoscope
Kaleido-
scope
Kansas
Troubles

King David's Crown
King Solomon's Solomons Temple
King Solo-
mon's
Temple

Linton

London
Square

Lotus Star

Pine Tree
Design

Spanish
Squares

Tree of
Paradise
10x10
   With    Curves

My Little Girl's Skirt

Orange
Peel

Turkey
Tracks




Five Stripes

Goose
in the
Pond

Dogwood Bloom

Squares & Stripes


Burgoyne's Surrender
Burgoyne's Surrender
Burgoyne Surrounded
Burgoyne Sur- rounded

Double
Squares

Flying Fish

Blocks
& Bars

Japanese
Garden, A
Wild Goose Chase
Wild
Goose
Chase

The Four
Corners

Garfield's
Monument

The Old
Home-stead


Lone Eagle
Kaleidoscopic Patch LAC
Kaleido-
scopic
Patch LAC

The Air
Plane

Duck
Creek
Puzzle
Dusty
Miller

7-Patch blocks (Laid out on grids of 7x7, 14x14, etc.)



Autumn
Leaf

Autumn
Leaf

Bear's Foot

Bear's Paw

Bear's Paw
Friendship
Dahlia
Four Queens
Long Nine Patch
Long Nine- Patch
Cleo-patra's
Fan

Hen &
Chickens

Ratchet
Wheel




Irish Chain, small
The Mayflower
Nine Patch Plaid9-patch Plaid
Nine Patch Plaid
9-patch Plaid

The Priscilla
(1893)

1-Patch blocks (single-shape blocks and patterns)



Brick Wall
 

Brickwork
Quilt

General
Sherman's
March

Hairpin
Catcher

Hit & Miss

Roman
Square

Ocean
Waves

Thousand
Pyramids
Rail Fence
Rail-Fence

Mowing Machine Quilt

Honey-
comb
variegated hexagons
Varie-
gated
Hexagons
Grandmother's GardenGrand-mother's Flower
Garden

Ecclesi-
astical

Crazy Tile

Inner
City

  

Godey's
hexagon

Whirling
Diamonds

Trip
Around
the World

Trip
Around
the World

Postage
Stamp
Quilt

Double
Irish Chain

Double Irish Chain

Triple
Irish Chain

Triple Irish Chain, lrg

Picket
Fence

Picket
Fence

Right
Angles
Patchwork


Drunkard's
Path

Around
the World

Drunkard's
Chain

Drunkard's
Path

Falling
Timber

Fool's
Puzzle

Fool's
Puzzle

Nonesuch
String Quilt in a Seashell Motif
String Quilt
in a Sea-
shell Motif

Vine of
Friendship

Wonder of
the World

Wonder of
the World

National
Star
Base Ball
Boston Puzzle
Give &
Take
Polka Dots

Snow Ball

Other blocks


Beautiful
Star

Blazing
Star
Brunswick
Star

Cactus
Basket

Circle Saw

Circling
Swallow

Circling Swallows

Cowboy's
Star

Diamond
& Star

Diamonds
in the
Corners

Eight
Pointed Star

Enigma

Feathered
Star

Four Stars
Patchwork

Gold Fish
Interlocked Squares
Inter-
locked
Squares

IXL

Jackson
Star

Jewels in
a Frame
Job's Tears
Jupiter Star

LeMoyne
Star
Long-pointed
Star
Mother's
Favorite
Star

National
Star

The New Four-Pointer

North Star

The North
Star

Paradise
Parallel-ogram
Block

Pin Wheel

Silver & Gold

Star of
the East

Square A

Star of North Carolina

Teddy's
Choice

Unfolding Star

V Block
The
Virginia
Reel

Waltzing Matilda
Rolling
Star
Star of Empire
Chips and Whetstones
Chips & Whet-
stones
Chips and Whetstones
Chips & Whet-
stones
Clam Shells
Caesar's Crown
(Hall)
Chimney
Swallows
(LAC)
Chimney
Swallow
(Stone)
Chimney
Swallows
(Hall)
Chimney
Swallows
(Hall/LAC)
Cog Wheels

Cottage Tulips
Dresden
Plate
Dresden
Plate
Friendship
Knot (Hall)
Friendship
Knot
(Wheeler)
Friendship
Garden
(Wheeler)
Petal Circle in a square

Queen o' the May
Rose
Album
Russian
Sunflower/
Rising Sun

Savannah Beautiful Star (LAC)

Savannah Beautiful Star (Cabot)

Sylvia's Choice
Single
Sunflower
Wheel of
Fate

Wyoming
Patch
5-pt. star
diagram
Pentagon
diagram

 

 



Virginia Star

Star of
Hope

Stars Upon
Stars

Bethlehem Star


Hatties
Choice

Broken Star

Spiral
Lone Star
Glittering Star

Lone Star

Texas Star
Split-point
Mariner's
Compass
Slashed
Star
Broken
Circle
Double
Wedding
Ring
Grandmother's Fan
Grand-
mother's
Fan
Indian
Summer

Letha's
Electric
Fan
Miladys Fan
Milady's
Fan
Ferris
Wheel

12-ray
New York Beauty
16-ray
New York Beauty

Dolly Madison
Pattern
Ma Perkins Flower Garden
Ma
Perkin's
Flower
Garden

Novel
Star
Ozark
Diamond

Rosalia
Flower
Garden

Texas
Trellis
Whirligig
Hexagon
Periwinkle
Courthouse Steps
Court-
house
Steps

Straight Furrow block

Light & Dark
block

Log Patch
block

Greek Key
block

Log Cabin
Spiral block

Twisted
Log Cabin
block

Wonky Log
Cabin
block

American
Log
Patchwork

White
House
Steps


Barn
Raising

Court-
house
Steps

Log Cabin
Pinwheel

Log Cabin
Spiral

Log Cabin
Star

Log Patch
quilt

Straight
Furrow

Streak o'
Lightning

Sunshine &
Shadows

Zigzag
Log Cabin
Hexagon
Pineapple
Hexagon
Pineapple Hexagon
Swirling
Hexagon

Whole-quilt
layout
Other Blocks    Unusual, irregular, variable, etc.


Triple Irish
Chain

Interlaced
Blocks

Carpen-ter's
Square


Beautiful
Mosaic

Gordian
Knot
Friendship
Knot

Mrs. Cleveland's Choice
Mrs. Cleve-
land's
Choice

Irish
Plaid

Long Pants
Milwaukee's Own
Milwau-
kee's Own

The Aircraft Quilt

Fence Row
Quilt

Star of
Chamblie

Sun Rays

Pineapple

Rail Fence


Coffee
Cups

Coffee
Cups

Log Cabin

Moon
Flower
Zentangle blocks

Mississippi
Oak Leaf

The Dog
Quilt

5-pointed
Star

Star in a
Square

20th-
century
Star

Union Star

Star of the
West

Evening
Star

Giddap

Ararat

Village
Church
(LAC)

Village
Church
(Hall)

The Rope Strands

Caesar's
Crown
Wagon
Wheels
Pickle Dish (Cabot)
Pickle Dish (LAC)
Victory

Fence Row Quilt

World Fair
Quilt


Second
Creek, WV

Terre
Haute, IN

Bowers
quilt

Baltimore
Albums