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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Turning Stars quilt block is a four patch block that, to me, is misnamed. I think it looks more like a pinwheel than a star, but then that is just me.
It is kind of a neat block as each of the four quadrants are constructed as two halves of a large square, once you put all the small components together. The resultant pinwheel shape in the completed block is a bit of a surprise.
This is nothing difficult about this quilt block's construction and it does introduce you to using quarter square triangles in one half of each of the four units that make up the quilt block.
The sample quilts illustrated show a straight setting, with blocks side by side, as well as an on point setting where the blocks are constructed on the diagonal and, in this case, also separated by sashing strips.