Free Patterns

Free "Picture Piecing " Block Patterns

We offer two free sample patterns to help you learn the "Picture Piecing" technique used in Cynthia's patterns.

"Engine" Block Pattern
Finished size: 8" x 8"

This pattern is an example of our beginner level patterns.This block is a companion to sixteen other baby blocks in the Baby's Favorites book by Cynthia England. (We're sorry, but that book is no longer available.)

The pattern is in an Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Just click the link to begin downloading the Engine Block PDF file. If this PDF file does not print an 8" square block for you, see some helpful printing instructions on our Engine Pattern page.

  
You can get step-by-step instructions, with photographs, for creating this block in our Getting Started Tutorial section.
 
"Ice Cream Cone"
Block Pattern
Finished size: 6.5 " x 6.5"
(or 7.5" x 7.5")

This pattern is another example of the beginner pattern series. This block is a companion to sixteen other baby blocks in the "Baby's Favorites" book by Cynthia England.

The pattern is in an Adobe Acrobat PDF format. Just click the link to begin downloading the 7. 5" Ice Cream Cone PDF file. If this PDF file does not print an 7.5" square block onto one single page for you, download our 6.5" Ice Cream Cone PDF file instead. If you'd like this block to be exactly 8" square to work with other blocks in Cynthia's Baby's Favorites book, see the  helpful printing instructions on our Ice Cream Cone Pattern Helpful Printing Tips page.

 
Both blocks are entirely machine pieced. There are only straight seams, no "set-ins". Try these sample patterns and see how easy it can be to create Cynthia's detailed block designs. 
Learn to Picture Piece with our Getting Started Tutorial section.