Field Guide to Quilts

A place to explore quilt blocks and quilting

• Identify block and whole-quilt designs

• Find out block names, alternative names, and year of first publication

• Links to free instructions for making blocks — or diagrams of our own making

How to get started? Use the menu above, type a block name in the search box below, or click on a small icon:

Shortcut to sections: Click on an icon!
Star blocks
Blocks with Prominent Triangles
Blocks with Curves
Blocks that Feature
Blocks with
Prominent Squares
Hexagons, Octagons, Any-gons
All Other Blocks

Our site is new and improved! It's all here except the diagrams, and they're on the way!

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