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.

Clay's Choice II

Free Quilt Block Pattern

This quilt block is named Clay's Choice but there is at least one other block with that same name, so I this named this version as Clay's Choice II just to avoid confusion.

I took some liberties with the construction, as I saw no need for extra seams here and there. Each rectangle was originally two squares and all of the flying geese units were half square triangle patches. Why make it more difficult?

You can make your quilt go together more quickly, as this eight patch block works well as a 16" block, but I have also included instructions for smaller blocks as well.

The two sample quilts illustrated give you basic ideas of how to lay out your blocks to make your special quilt.

Another Clay's Choice