BLOCKS by SIZE 8" Quilt Blocks

Eight inch quilt blocks are commonly used in quilts that are made up of one block only and the parts are easily divisible by four. Also, by setting the blocks in different layouts, you can create many different new designs -- sometimes with just a simple rotation of the block. This is not to say that larger or smaller versions of the same quilt block cannot be used in your quilt. Once again, you are the designer.

Arrowhead Puzzle

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Arrowhead Puzzle quilt block could not be simpler. The block is also known as Garlic Knots, a name atrributed to Bonnie Hunter of Quiltsville.

The block contains only squares and rectangles in this four patch design. The interest lies in the directional nature of the block, which allows for all sorts of interesting possibilities when you use many blocks and 90 degree rotations.

This design could easily be created using only two fabrics, but I chose to make this a scrappy block, while maintaining some control by sticking to only two colour families. This block would also look fabulous with lots of different coloured scraps, as long as the centre section (shown here in red) had a definite contrast to the other fabrics. (This is what makes the design stand out.)

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