26 Easy Quilt Blocks Perfect for Honing Your Quilting Skills
It’s time to snuggle up under a new quilt. Once you dive into these exciting, easy quilt blocks patterns, you’ll be a quilt expert in no time.
These tutorials take you step-by-step through the process, giving you all the need-to-know information it takes to construct a beautiful quilt. We’ve picked out all the patterns that instruct you clearly and simply on exactly what you need to do to start and finish your next quilting project.
Make a log cabin, a starflower, winding staircase, bear paw – with names as fun as these, it’s hard to choose which one you’ll want to do. Maybe you’ll just have to try them all.
Being relatively easy and quick to work up, this free quilt block pattern would be a great pattern to use to make a weekend quilt to give as a gift or snuggle into.
Via Sew Fresh Quilts
The Star Flower Quilt Block is an easy quilting pattern that will take you half an hour to an hour to complete depending on your skill level.
Via Piece And Quilt
Two Tone Log Cabin
This log cabin layout allows for a really dynamic and beautiful contrast between your two fabric shades.
Via Quilting Stories
Scrappy Rainbow Star
This is a great block to bust some of those scraps and who doesn’t love working with rainbows.
Do you want to know the best part about this block? You only have to cut out 12 squares of fabric to complete it! Awesome! No tedious triangle cutting, or cutting on the bias.
Via From Blank Pages
This is called the Seaside Boardwalk because it reminds me of a planked boardwalk spanning over the greywater of the sea.
Pick out a bold print from a series of charm quilts and use this free quilt block pattern to make a winding effect with simple piecing.
This wonky quilt block gives you a feeling of staring down a tunnel in a funhouse! The Wonky Corners Block is made by piecing increasingly larger scraps of fabric to two sides of a center square for crazy scrap quilt blocks.
Via Judith Just Jude
Made with a floral fabric bundle, this bear claw quilt pattern is beautiful and striking. By making a few of these quilt blocks, you can eventually have a pretty quilt that looks like a rainbow bear walked on it.
Via Sew Can She
The String Star Quilt Block is a great way to add interest to a string quilt pattern. Stitch strings across two corners of a solid colored square, and then piece the four squares together to create a star quilt block.
Via Molly Flanders
Whether you’re bringing food to a party or giving it as a gift, you’ll want to wrap your loaf of warm bread in some extra love with this quilt block.
Quarter Square Triangles
Quarter square triangle quilt blocks are absolutely everywhere this season. They are so easy to make, and they present a fun alternative to the ever-popular half square triangle quilt block.
Can you believe something as curvy and and intricate can be designed using a Dresden plate pattern ruler? If you have any doubts, then you just have to try the Snake Trail Quilt Block Pattern.
Transfer the traditional art of Japanese paper folding into quilting with the Fabric Origami Quilt Block.
Via My Patchwork
On the Plus Side
Sometimes, you just need to create something pretty. Fortunately, the On the Plus Side Quilt Block has you covered, and makes a lovely addition to any quilt pattern. When it comes to quilt block patterns, the simplicity of this block is one of the many aspects that make it a delight to create.
Via Wild Olive
Quilt blocks like this one allow you to use the piecing method along with very basic cuts to create a cute little quilt block that is the perfect addition to quilts you may be making for students or gifted artists in your family.
Via I Am Luna Sol
Nothing says spring like tulips! Seeing these bright beautiful flowers come up in the garden brings me joy and lets me know summer is right around the corner! This tulip block is raw edge applique and easy to make. Choose your favorite color tulip and create it in fabric.
The basic concept is similar to other square in a square quilt block patterns, but the balance here between striking solids and scrap quilt designs adds even more pizzazz.
Scrappy Bear Paw
This beautiful bear paw block is a fantastic idea for charm packs and uses easy half-square triangles, making this a great block idea for beginners. You can create a stunning quilt perfect for a rustic mountain lodge or even use this HST block idea to make charming mug rugs or table runners.
Made with delicate shades of pink, this easy dresden block is a nod to vintage quilting while playing with girly and modern prints and colors. This quilting project for girls is absolutely perfect for upcoming baby showers and is sure to be a hit with your granddaughters.
Via Polka Dot Chair
Into the Sunset Flying Geese
Create a gorgeous play on ombre colors by taking a traditional block pattern and giving it a modern update with this Into the Sunset Flying Geese Block.
Step It Up
This Step It Up Block Tutorial uses the traditional courthouse steps design, as well as the always popular quilt as you go method, meaning you can create this pretty block in no time at all.
Bring The Summer
The entire quilt has a fun, warm weather vibe, but this block, in particular, feels notably hot.
Via Suzy Quilts
Made in scrumptious colors like fresh raspberry and creamy white, this quilt block tutorial shows you how to design a simple star using half square triangles, making it perfect for quilting beginners.
Rail fence blocks are one of the easiest quilt blocks to create and work with a variety of different styles of fabrics… especially those that use low volume prints!
There’s a unique artistry to the design that will get any flower quilt pattern you include this on noticed right away, and it’s just as gorgeous as part of a small quilt project or decoration.
Which quilt did you try? Where did you use it? Quilts make wonderful gifts for friends and family. Maybe you made your quilt so you can give it away. Maybe you used it to add a little extra warmth to your bed.
Wherever you used your quilt, we want to see what you made. Send some pictures our way, and maybe we’ll even feature them on our site. Making and sharing projects with others is our passion, and we love to see how you’re doing that.
You’ll find a lot more gorgeous and creative quilt blocks in these wonderful quilting books! 180 Doodle Quilting Designs: Free-Motion Ideas for Blocks, Borders, and Beyond, The NEW Quick & Easy Block Tool!: 110 Quilt Blocks in 5 Sizes with Project Ideas – Packed with Hints, Tips & Tricks – Simple Cutting Charts & Helpful Reference Tables, Out of the Box with Easy Blocks: Fun with Free-Form Piecing