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.

Brave World

Free Quilt Block Pattern

I took a liberty with this Brave World quilt block by adding in a fourth colour. Most renditions I have seen of this easy quilt block show only three colours. I like to be different -- and I also love colour.

So, I mentioned "easy". This four patch quilt block is comprised entirely of squares and the most common quilt patch -- the half square triangle -- in a couple of different sizes. This is a great starter block for beginner quilters and can be made as a large or a small block, to suit your needs.

The sample quilts illustrated show two totally different looks. Note that in the "straight set" quilt layout, a third pinwheel appears because of the extra colour used.

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