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 More Quilting Blocks - Part 2

These blocks are a "step up" from the beginning blocks on the first Quilts and Blocks page. 
If you have learned the basics, you are ready to move on to blocks with more grids, and pieces. 

Frugal Quilting Basics



Basic Building Blocks


a basic 4 patch quilt block


Squares and Rectangles

Squares and Rectangles
The Simple 4-Patch
Squares in the Corners

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Cutting a Single Triangle
Half Square Triangles
Quarter Square Triangles
Split Quarter Square Triangles

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the snowball quilting block


Beginning Blocks

The Pinwheel
Flying Geese

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goose in the pond quilt block



Friendship Star
Sawtooth Star
Ohio Star

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the goose chase quilt block


Quilting Favorites

Churn Dash
Flower Basket
Log Cabin
Maple Leaf

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Novelty Blocks

Jars - Food, Bugs, etc.

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Big Center Log Cabin Courthouse Quilt Block

a variation of the courthouse log cabin quilt block with a big center.

Here is a simple variation of the log cabin quilt block.  It is the courthouse setting with a large block in the middle.  It is great for frugal scrappy quilts, and also works well for fussy cutting a block for the middle.

grids of the courthouse log cabin variationReview the instructional pages for the log cabin quilt block.  As you can see from the vertical and horizontal grid lines on this block, your center block, or square, is twice the width of the blocks surrounding it.

Using Simple Measurements, and planning each log to finish at 1 inch, cut the center block 4 1/2 inches raw to finish at 4 inches for the center.

Then attach the blocks, working with 2 horizontal blocks first, and then two vertical blocks, per the picture. The traditional way to make this block is to make opposite sides light and dark.

The block pictured above looks like a summer block, as opposed to many log cabin quilt blocks which are done in Autumn colors. This is an easy block, and a good one to bring in lots of color and different prints. 

Have some fun with this frugal and easy block.






Quilt Sizes

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Miniature <36"

any size

Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
Lap 52-68x 52-78
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
Full 70-88 x 88-100
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
King 94-108 x 94-108


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Beautiful and Creative quilts made with the frugal blocks featured on this site. 

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