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.

Blazed Trail

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Blazed Trail quilt block is a four patch design featuring simple patches, and so, is a quick and easy block to sew.

The only pieced patches are the half square triangles that form the toes on the, sort of, "paws" in those two quadrants. Traditional quilters will see a resemblance to the Bear's Paw quilt block.

This quilt block has one of my favourite characteristics -- that being its directional nature. These types of blocks lend themselves to all sorts of interesting possibilities when designing your quilt.