Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Railroad quilt block is a beginner style block because it uses only simple shapes and patches.
The half square triangle unit is the first pieced patch you will learn when you start your quiltmaking journey. There are eight of these patches in the Railroad block as well as eight "checkerboard" patches -- created with sets of four squares.
This four patch design also has a subtle directional nature, which leads to a variety of design options simply by rotating some of the blocks by 90 degrees. There is no limit to the quilts you can create using this simple block.
~ Underground Railroad