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.

Circling Geese

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Circling Geese quilt block introduces the quilter to using flying geese units in the block (and I have to say, it is my favourite patch.) The flying geese patch is a very commonly used unit in hundreds of quilt blocks. The block also uses half square triangles and a square to complete the design. With careful piecing this is an easy quilt block to complete.

The two quilt samples shown are very different, but the same block is used in both examples. By setting the quilt blocks on point, or side by side, two very distinct quilts emerge.