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.

Balkan Puzzle

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Balkan Puzzle quilt block is a four patch block and is comprised solely of half square triangles. It is simple to construct and is a terrific block to use to make a dent in your fabric stash, as it looks great as a "scrappy" block. Just make sure to have light, medium and dark fabrics to showcase the different elements.

The two sample quilt illustrations shown give you ideas of what can be done with this block. Keep in mind though, that these sample layouts are just the "tip of the iceberg". You are only as limited as your imagination.