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.

Chisholm Trail

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Chisholm Trail quilt block is comprised solely of squares and half square triangles. Once again the value of the colour chosen is what sets the interest in this quilt block. This four patch design is made up of two different arrangements of patches to make up the four quadrants.

The sample quilts shown use standard settings -- one, an on point setting with large setting triangles to give the impression of the blocks floating. The second quilt uses four blocks at a time, rotating each of them by 90 degrees, in order to take advantage of the directional nature of the block. This in turn, gives an entirely different effect.

See also: Chisholm Trail Variation