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.

Lightning

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Lightning quilt block evokes an image of just what you think it would -- a look of a lightning flash. But, depending on whether you set the blocks on point or side by side, you can achieve an entirely different look. Don't forget also to try flipping the blocks, as I did in the sample straight setting, so that a secondary pattern appears.

This quilt block is made entirely of half square triangles so it falls into the easy category as well as the intermediate category, due to the number of pieces needed to create the block.