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.

Butterfly Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Butterfly Star quilt block is made of easy patches, but can be a test of the accuracy of your quarter-inch seam allowance because it contains a small block (comprised of small patches) inside a larger block. However, none of the individual pieces are difficult to construct.

This block is sewn as a four patch to create the centre of the block, and then constructed as a nine patch for the remainder. It contains the commonly used patches flying geese as well as half square triangles.

By using your imagination for the layout, you can create a stunning quilt. Use the sample quilts shown as inspiration or design your own. Enjoy!