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.

Catch As You Can

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Catch As You Can quilt block is a four patch, and would be a welcome design to use as a teaching tool for quilting instructors. It is not a commonly used block but it includes three different pieced patches.

The half square triangle units are the first that you will learn in quiltmaking. Branching out on that, you will make quarter square triangles as a next step. When you master these two patches, it will be a breeze to make what quilters often refer to as three quarter square triangles -- using three triangles to fill the square -- which use both of these cut pieces. All in all, this pinwheel design is a fun block to produce.