For the first time, this encyclopedia of quilt block designs provides quilters, researchers, and design enthusiats with a comprehensive tool for finding, identifying, and drafting more than 4000 unique patterns. Jinny Beyer has devised a method of categorizing designs that eliminates duplication and allows quilters to understand exactly how each on is constructed. Each design is analyzed in terms of the grid on which it is drawn, making it easy recreate the pattern in any size or color scheme desired. Each block is thoroughly researched and listed according the original name and date of publication. Doublenames and duplicates are cross referenced for easy use.