55 most popular Quilt blocks and their names

Quilt blocks are square or rectangular fabric pieces which are assembled and joined together to complete a quilt top. 

These quilt blocks are usually made by a technique called Patchwork – which is all about joining together small fabric pieces to form a design. Most of the blocks of a particular quilt will follow a similar pattern. Sometimes the blocks may be appliqued or embroidered.

If I say that this list of quilt block names is a comprehensive one, it will be an outright lie. There are thousands of ways of designing these blocks and many many curious names given to them. Here are some of the most popular Quilt Blocks.

Quilt Blocks

Album – Quilt Block

Album - Quilt Block

Anvil – Quilt Block

anvil quilt-block
Annie’s Choice – Quilt Block

Annie's Choice -block for quilts

Antique Tile – Quilt Block

Antique Tile - Quilt Block

Arkansas Traveller – Quilt Block

Arkansas Traveller - Quilt Block

At the Depot- Quilt Block

At the Depot- Quilt Block

Baltimore Belle – Quilt Block

Baltimore Belle - Quilt Block

Bear Track – Quilt Block

Bear Track - Quilt Block

Bear’s Paw – Quilt Block

how to name quilt blocks

Birds Eye View – Quilt Block


Broken-Pinwheel – Quilt Block

quilt blocks

Braced Star – Quilt Block


Basket Weave – Quilt Block

Basket Weave - Quilt Block name

Belles Favourite – Quilt Block

Belles Favourite - Quilt Block

Cake stand and Basket – Quilt Block

Cake stand and Basket

Chevron – Quilt Block

Chevron - Quilt Block

Card Trick – Quilt Block

Card Trick - Quilt Block

Circle & Square – Quilt Block

Circle & Square - Quilt Block

Courthouse Step – Quilt Block

names of quilt blocks -Courthouse Step

Colonial Basket – Quilt Block

identify quilt blocks -Colonial Basket

Cabin in the Cotton – Quilt Block

Cabin in the Cotton - Quilt Block

Diadem – Quilt Block

Diadem - Quilt Block

Ducks & Ducklings – Quilt Block

Ducks & Ducklings - Quilt Block
Drunkard’s Path – Quilt Block

Drunkard's Path - Quilt Block

Dove in a Window – Quilt Block

Dove in a Window - Quilt Block

Evening Star Morning Star – Quilt Block

Evening Star Morning Star - Quilt Block

Eight Point Star – Quilt Block

Eight Point Star

Friendship Star – Quilt Block

Friendship Star

Four Patch – Quilt Block

Four Patch

Grape Basket- Quilt Block

grape basket

Hens & Chickens – Quilt Block

Hens & Chickens

Jacob’s Ladder – Quilt Block

Jacob's Ladder
Lady of the Lake – Quilt Block

Lady of the Lake

Log Cabin – Quilt Block

Log Cabin

Linoleum – Quilt Block

Linoleum

Maple Leaf – Quilt Block

maple leaf

Nine Patch – Quilt Block

nine patch

Ohio Star – Quilt Block

ohio star

Pineapple – Quilt Block

pineapple block
Picture Frame – Quilt Block

picture frame

Red cross – Quilt Block

red cross
Round Robin – Quilt Block

round robin
Rocky Road to California – Quilt Block

rocky road to california

Split Nine Patch – Quilt Block

split nine patch

Shoofly – Quilt Block

shoofly

Star & Cross – Quilt Block

star and cross

Trailing Star – Quilt Block

trailing star

T Square – Quilt Block

T Square

Teddy’s Choice – Quilt Block

Teddy's Choice

Wheel of Fortune – Quilt Block

Wheel of Fortune
Wheel of Fortune – Quilt Block

Wheel of Fortune

Wandering Jew – Quilt Block

Wandering Jew

Wedge & Circle – Quilt Block

Wedge & Circle

Western Spy – Quilt Block

Western Spy

Yankee Puzzle – Quilt Block

yankee puzzle

Magic happens when you as an individual make specific choices as to the fabric patterns and colors to make the quilt block. A simple quilt block can be transformed by these preferences, when joined together to form your beautiful quilt.

Related posts : Quilting stitches ; Quilting terms – glossary; Different types of quilts.

Updated on August 29, 2022 by Sarina Tariq

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2 thoughts on “55 most popular Quilt blocks and their names”

  1. Hi Pamela
    Some of the quilts people make are so colorful and brilliant – and isn’t it amazing that these kinds of work are being done by hand in these times when we don’t have the patience for much simpler things.

  2. My passion is painting in watercolor, but the brilliant colors and patterns two of my fiends sew into their quilting projects is amazing. I don’t have the temperament for quilting but I certainly love the results my friends achieve. It is even more amazing to know many people still sew all their work by hand as the pioneers did. Holy Cow!!! I’ll stick to my paint brush.

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