The Rectangular Block category in my picture files is pretty slim.
There are not many....
Which is a little surprising since rectangles will
tessellate as well as squares (Any 4-sided shape
can be repeated without gaps in the pattern)
The quilt at the top of the page is a Chinese Coins
pattern, a strip quilt that has been turned into a rectangular
block by matching the strip color in a regular pattern.
If you made every 6th strip black it would look like a rectangular block.
Kind of related to rectangular string quilt blocks
Any strip quilt could probably be turned into a rectangular
block; here's a flying geese
I have two examples of this strip of squares pieced
as rectangular blocks.
which might make the pattern easier
to handle than long strips.
Some rectangular blocks are just squares squeezed into rectangles.
Any log cabin could be a rectangle.
Here's a double four patch made of rectangles rather than squares
You could squeeze any square block in EQ8
into a rectangle twice as long as it is wide.
You can also create rectangular blocks by cutting a classic square pattern in half.
It's half of a Rolling Star set with an equal size alternate rectangle.
BlopckBase 3805 a and b
Collection of the Kentucky Historical Society
It's hard to see the pattern here but I think it's half a star pieced of diamonds.
Something like this
just stacked up.
You could probably do this with any square block with a central
focus, like a Dresden Plate. I erased half of the block in EQ8
and rotated the blocks around.
A rectangular block set with a rectangle
Some of these work better than others.