Having Fun with a Simple Block

Recently I saw a photo in Pinterest of a quilt that has stuck in my mind.

It was a scrappy one block quilt.  Each block measured 4″ finished.    Here is a drawing of the block.

If anyone can send me the Pinterest link to this quilt I would be deeply appreciative.

I would like to add that link to this post.

4 in block

Today I decided to play with different ideas using this block and variations of this block.

I am calling it The Simple Block.  I decide my Simple Blocks would be 6″ finished blocks.

6 in block


Here are some quilt ideas that came to mind:



Scrappy Four Patch Heart Block

The heart background fabric is the oldest fabric in my stash (11 years old).  I knew I would be able to use it someday!!

Heart Block Pattern – 9″ finished (9.5″ unfinished)

Click HERE to Download Scrappy Four Patch Heart Block Free Pattern (.pdf)


Click HERE to see a picture of Tina’s block on her Blog – The Barking Hen

Graduation Block

Graduation Block – 14″ finished (14.5″ unfinished)

Made for Joanna!

Click HERE to Download Graduation Block free pattern (.pdf)

Here is the quilt.

The quilt pattern and the  quilt are both in process right now and will be available later this spring.  The blocks are pieced and sewn together.  Still working on the pattern and the borders.

A Star on My Square

Free Block Pattern – 12″ by 12″  Finished

Free Doll Quilt Pattern – 16.5″ by 16.5″  Finished

I needed a star block for a couple of friends who are making lovequilts.

I also needed the doll quilt for a Christmas charity project for my quild.  Others refurbish dolls and make clothes.  They are given to children in homeless shelters.

Click HERE to download free Star on my Square Block and Doll Quilt Pattern (.pdf file)

MelDoll Quilt

Hawaiian Heart Block Pattern

Click here to download Hawaiian Heart Block free quilt block pattern (.pdf file)

Available size – 12″ by 12″ (12.5″ unfinished)

Made for my friend, Tracy.   It is a contribution to a quilt Tracey is making to cheer up a friend who is suffering right now.

The fabric was purchased in Hawaii while on vacation with my husband in 2009.

Hawaii Heart

Scrappy Heart Block

Click HERE to Download Scrappy Heart Block free quilt block pattern (.pdf file)

Available size – 12″ by 12″ (12.5″ unfinished)

This pattern is a special request from my friend, Teresa in Indiana.

Below in the middle is a photo of Teresa’s heart block quilt.. made especially for her dog Roxy.

Below on the right is a photo of my friend, Kim’s quilt, using the scrappy heart block.

Scrappy Heart Block Final2roxys-quiltkristens-quiltbykim