I started out by browsing the Internet and found Ruby Short McKim blocks all free on the web. www.101patchworkpatterns.com is the website. Many very traditional blocks all free and pictures of the original designs. They are templates and you need to add seam allowances. Some of the older ones have several names, but worth bookmarking if you need a traditional block pattern. They come in a PDF and also have a reference sizing ruler to make sure your printer is accurate.
Traditional can look so neat with the modern fabrics and large print. They take on a whole new look with batiks and geometric designs. Don't be afraid to experiment. Chris