|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Candy Basket quilt block is similar to many of the Basket type of blocks, in that it is generally shown on point and so it also allows for interesting quilts, simply by rotating any number of the blocks.
This quilt block is a wonderful choice for a beginner quilter because it uses simple shapes and not a whole lot of patches. The only "complicated" patch used is the half square triangle unit, which is the most commonly used patch after the square, in making a quilt.
The sample quilts illustrated show a number of quilt blocks rotated to achieve a secondary pattern. (Can you see the stars emerging?) This quilt would also look great if you used a variety of different coloured fabric for the "candies" in the baskets.