As a general rule, an intermediate block is rarely more difficult to make -- it just contains more pieces and therefore more seams. This is the reason that it is important that you can sew an accurate quarter inch seam allowance. Once you have mastered a precise seam allowance, you will have no difficulty in sewing the majority of quilt blocks.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Best Friends quilt block is a seven patch block with lots of pieces. But, the good news is that none of the patches are difficult to make. In fact, only squares, rectangles and half square triangles -- the most commonly used patches -- are required in this block. For simpler construction (at least in my opinion), I choose to construct it as an uneven nine patch.
This block might look familiar to you, and you would be right. Below are links to other blocks that might be considered to be in the same family as Best Friends
The sample quilts illustrated are both constructed with an on point setting, but with just a few changes, they look very different. Your imagination is your only limitation.
Similar Quilt Blocks:
~ Bear's Paw
~ Bear's Paw Variation
~ Black Tie Event
~ Doves in the Window
~ Tea Rose