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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.
Crossed Roads to Oklahoma
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Crossed Roads to Oklahoma is technically an eight patch block because it is designed on an 8 x 8 grid. However, since I prefer to sew blocks in "chunks" rather than row by row, this pattern instructs you to construct as an uneven nine patch. The end result is identical, but you have an easier time sewing the block.
There are lots of pieces in this block, but none are difficult to make and the end result is a striking design. Half square triangles, squares, rectangles and a few flying geese patches are all that is in this block. Colour placement is key to the final product.
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