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.

Chevron Stripes

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Who doesn't like an optical illusion? If this is something you like, then this block is a great choice. It is a simple block to construct and is made entirely of half square triangles. I have designed the block as a four patch, but you can easily sew it together row by row as well.

By rotating or flipping the block you can create any number of interesting patterns for your quilt. The sample quilts illustrated show two very different versions using only the one block, multiple times. Why not try your hand at creating an interesting layout of your own?