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.

Crosses and Losses

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Crosses and Losses could be a quilt block that is designed as a "lesson in using half square triangles".

This four patch block utilizes the half square triangle pieces in the usual manner to make a single square patch, but it also uses the individual cut pieces as part of a different, larger unit. All in all, this easy block goes together quickly. I have included the cutting instructions for four different block sizes, so there is no end to the designs you can create using this lovely block.