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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.

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Album – Quilt Block

Anvil – Quilt Block

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 Annie’s Choice – Quilt Block

Antique Tile – Quilt Block

Arkansas Traveller – Quilt Block

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At the Depot- Quilt Block

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Baltimore Belle – Quilt Block

Bear Track – Quilt Block

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Bear’s Paw – Quilt Block

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Birds Eye View – Quilt Block


Broken Pinwheel – Quilt Block

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Braced Star – Quilt Block


Basket Weave – Quilt Block

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Belles Favourite – Quilt Block

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Cake stand and Basket – Quilt Block

Chevron – Quilt Block

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Card Trick – Quilt Block

Circle & Square – Quilt Block

Courthouse Step – Quilt Block

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Colonial Basket – Quilt Block

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Cabin in the Cotton – Quilt Block

Diadem – Quilt Block

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Ducks & Ducklings – Quilt Block

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Drunkard’s Path – Quilt Block

Dove in a Window – Quilt Block

Evening Star Morning Star – Quilt Block

Eight Point Star – Quilt Block

Friendship Star – Quilt Block

Four Patch – Quilt Block

Grape Basket- Quilt Block

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Hens & Chickens – Quilt Block

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Jacob’s Ladder – Quilt Block


Lady of the Lake – Quilt Block

Log Cabin – Quilt Block

Linoleum – Quilt Block

Maple Leaf – Quilt Block

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Nine Patch – Quilt Block

Ohio Star – Quilt Block

Pineapple – Quilt Block

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Picture Frame – Quilt Block

Red cross – Quilt Block

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Round Robin – Quilt Block


Rocky Road to California – Quilt Block

Split Nine Patch – Quilt Block

Shoofly – Quilt Block

Star & Cross – Quilt Block

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Trailing Star – Quilt Block

T Square – Quilt Block

Teddy’s Choice – Quilt Block

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Wheel of Fortune – Quilt Block


Wheel of Fortune – Quilt Block

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Wandering Jew – Quilt Block

Wedge & Circle – Quilt Block

Western Spy – Quilt Block

Yankee Puzzle – Quilt Block

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.

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AUTHOR : Hi, I am Sarina. I am passionate about clothes, sewing, fabrics, fashion and surface design techniques in no particular order and absolutely love writing about all of these including what I learn, what I experience, and what I have bought to do all these. You are more than welcome to stay here and learn with me.

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

  1. 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.

    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.

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