|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.
Castles in Spain
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Castles in Spain quilt block is an uneven nine patch design containing half square triangles and quarter square triangles in an unusual construction, but certainly not difficult. The end result is very striking.
The sample quilts illustrated give two different looks. One sets the quilt blocks side by side and separates them with sashing. I chose to use two different colours for the sashing and repeated this in the borders, just to mix it up a little. The second quilt features the blocks set on point with extra blank blocks to feature quilted designs.