I like simple, traditional blocks. Their geometry is somehow...comforting. And classics never go out of style.
I love Log Cabin. You can't get simpler, really -- but if you really want to work with color, you get a very rich look from this block. And the settings! But that is a subject for another diary...
This one is very similar to a Churn Dash block -- but gives a completely different look. This block was used in Dreaming of Better Days' love catcher quilt -- but I would like to try it in a lap throw someday.
Rail Fence is three equal strips, sewn together. It lends itself to strip piecing because of this. But take those simple, stripey blocks -- and you can play with a setting, as I did here.
This is an old-fashioned version of Bear Paw. It is fast to make but has rich, visual interest.
Darting Bird is a simple nine-patch -- but with strong direction and motion. It is a good choice for a scrap quilt, I think.
Rose Bud is a block I would like to use again. I think it would look great in a scrappy bed quilt.
Please share your favorite blocks below. Are there any you are drawn to again and again?