Easy quilt blocks -- the title of this page says it all. But, do not be deceived into believing that "simple" means "boring". Simple blocks make it a fun way to make a finished project in record time. These quilt blocks are great for beginners to get addicted to the whole quilt making process. But, don't think these blocks are just for beginners. Experienced quilters enjoy using simple blocks to make spectacular quilts as well. Your end product is only as limited as your own imagination.

Abe Lincoln's Platform

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Here is another example of a patriotic quilt block -- the Abe Lincoln's Platform block. Just the other day I was creating the Martha Washington Star block.

Abe Lincoln's Platform is an easier quilt block to make for two reasons. Firstly, it is made only of a few half square triangles and the rest of the pieces are squares or rectangles. Secondly, due to the math involved, it can make for a larger block (14 inches square) to make the block easily divisible by seven.

By playing around with colour combinations (don't be limited to shades of one colour as I have chosen to do), you can create totally different looks in your quilts.