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.

Churn Dash

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Churn Dash quilt block is an easy nine patch block made with simple shapes -- rectangles and half square triangles. It's a good choice for a beginner quilter to learn how the patches go together.

What is interesting about this block, is that it is known my many other names. Just some of those names for this block (and this is not a complete list) are:

* Monkey Wrench (probably the most common alternate name)
* Fishermen's Reel
* Hole in the Barn Door
* Indian Hammer
* Quail's Nest

In any event, it makes for a fun block to construct.

The sample quilts illustrated are shown with a side by side block setting and an on point setting, and both use sashing strips to separate the blocks. I deviated from the usual colour selection of fabrics, as I chose to make the background fabric a dark value, rather than the traditional light fabric. What can you come up with?

Related:
Churn Dash - Variation
Monkey Wrench - Variation