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Knee Socks is a 24" x 24" scrap-eating block. The pattern is available on the MQG blog.
Octagonal Orb is a 16-3/4" x 16-3/4" block that is compatible with scraps or precut fabrics. This pattern is available on The Modern Quilt Guild blog.
Mod Mosaic is an improvisational piecing technique that can be used to make blocks in any size. Find the pattern here.
Read about my process for making thoughtful Improv Blocks in the following posts: Block 1 andMore Block 1, Block 2 and More Block 2, Block 3 and More Block 3, and Block 4 and More Block 4, and 4 More Blocks.
This 24" x 24" Black and White Chevron is made with half square triangles. Find the tutorial here.
These February Improv Blocks can be made in any size using scrap strips. Find the tutorial here.
Map of the States uses freezer paper and color coding to create wonky-pieced blocks with balanced color and optional fussy cutting. Find the tutorial here.
The following tutorials for 16" x 16" blocks are available at Sew, Mama, Sew!:
A tutorial for making Scrappy Log Cabin blocks with fussy-cut centers and color-coded rings can be found here.