My Favorite Quilt Block Survey Results


Quilters love quilt blocks. Last week, we asked you about your favorite quilt blocks. See what quilters, just like you, had to say…

What are your favorite units found in quilt blocks? Many quilters had more than one!

  • 53% Half Square Triangle
  • 33% Flying Geese
  • 32% Nine Patch
  • 20% Square in a Square
  • 18% Four Patch
  • 17% Rail
  • 11% Corner Flips
  • 11% Quarter Square Triangle
  • 10% Peaky & Spiky
  • Popular write-ins included Log Cabin and Applique

Over half of respondents prefer to show off blocks in their quilts using two or three blocks together to create a secondary design.

The favorite block size was overwhelmingly 12″.

The most common first block ever made by most quilters is the beloved Nine Patch block followed by Log Cabin and Ohio Star blocks.

What is the favorite block that quilters love more than any other?

Star blocks were the big winner with the Ohio Star listed the most.

Here is the complete list in alphabetical order from over a thousand of our dear quilting friends!

1,000 pyramids
12 crowns
54 Forty or Fight
6-pointed star
8 pointed star
9 patch
9 patch variations
Amish Star
Arkansas traveler
Aunt sukey’s choice
Barn Door
Basket Weave
Bear Paw
Bethlehem Star
Blueberry Pie
Broken Dishes
Broken star
Broken Wheel
Burgoyne Surrounded
Butter churn
Cake Stand (a basket with triangles for the handle)
Card Trick
Carolina Lily
Carolina star
Carpenter Star
Carpenter’s square
Carpenters wheel
Castle Wall
Cathedral Window
celtic applique
Churn Dash
Cleopatra’s Fan
Corn and beans
Cotton Rainbow by Cozy Quilt Designs.
Courthouse steps
Crazy 8
Crazy Log Cabin
crazy patch
Crazy quilt blocks
Cross and Crown
Crossed canoes
Crown of Thorns
Diamond Star
Disappearing 16 square blocks
Disappearing 4 patch
Disappearing hourglass
Disappearing Nine Patch
disappearing pinwheel
Document’s puzzle
Double Aster
Double bear paw
Double Wedding Ring
Dresden Heart
Dresden Plate
Drunkards Path
Dutchmen’s Puzzle
Eight Pointed Star
Elise Star
Farmer’s Daughter
Feathered Star
Floral appliqué blocks
Flower basket
Flying Geese
folded corner
Fool’s Square
Four Bladed Fan
Four Patch
Friendship Star
Gentlemans fancy
Grandmas Garden with square in the middle
Grandmother’s flower garden
Grandmothers Fan
Half square triangle star
half square triangle
Half Triangle Nine Patch
Heart strings
Hens and chicks
Home Circle
House Block
Hunter’s Star
I spy
Irish Chain
Jacobs Ladder
Kings Cross
lady liberty
Lady of the Lake
LeMoyne Star
Log Cabin
Lone Star
Lovers’ Knot
Maple Leaves
Mariner’s Compass
Martha Washington
Martha’s Vinyard
Memory Block
Mexican Star
Milky Way Star Block
Missouri Star
monkey puzzle
Monkey wrench
Mother’s Choice
New York Beauty
Nine patch
Ocean wave
Ohio Star
Old Maid’s Puzzle
Out Of This World
Paths and stiles
Peaky and Spike
Pickle Dish
Prairie Queen
Quarter square triangle
Rail Fence
Red school house
Reverse Shoo Fly
Rising Star
Robbing Peter to Pay Paul
rose of sharon
Rose Wreath
Sawtooth Star
Sawtooth Star with 16 Patch center
Shoo Fly
Shooting star
Sister’s choice
Six-pointed star
Sixteen patch
Spinning Star
Split quarter square
Square in a Square
Star of Bethlehem
Stepping Stones
Storm at Sea
String blocks
Susana block
Swoon Block
Texas star
Tillies Treasure
Tree of Life
trip around the world
Triple Irish chain
Tumbling blocks
Twin Star
Variable Star
Wander’s Foot
Wedge Star
West Virginia star
Wheel of Fortune
Winding ways
Wonky Log Cabin

What’s your favorite? Be sure to let us know in the comments below.

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Ann Pylman

My favorite block lately is drunkards path. I use lots of scraps and my stash. Infinite ways to combine them. Completely addictive.