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.

Candlestick

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The quilt block was new to me and I had a lot of fun playing around with it. This example uses six different fabrics, but you could easily use less -- you just need to have dark, medium and light values to get the desired effect.

This is a simple four patch block to make, using only squares and half square triangle patches.

The sample quilts illustrated use the block on point (with rotation of some of the blocks in the quilt) and blocks set side-by-side -- again with some of the blocks rotated. As you can see you can do lots of interesting variations with regard to placement of this quilt block to make your own precious heirloom.