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 Overhead

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Circling Overhead quilt block is for those quilters who would like a little more of a challenge, now that they have honed their skills in easier quilt blocks.

This quilt block is technically an eight patch as it is designed using an 8 x 8 grid. However, it is constructed as an uneven nine patch because of the different sized "chunks" created from smaller patches.

You will gets lots of practice making flying geese and using half square triangles and quarter square triangle pieces to make the aforementioned "chunks" to proceed with the final block design.

All in all this is an intriguing block to sew and I hope you enjoy making it.

See also: ~ Circling Geese