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.

Dancing Bear

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Dancing Bear four patch quilt block is a simple block to construct and uses a patch that quilters often refer to as the three quarter square triangle patch. See if you can locate this patch.

Colour plays an important part in this quilt block as well as your choices when you are getting ready to decide on the quilt layout that is right for you. Both of the sample quilt layouts shown below use sashing strips to separate the blocks. Further colour is utilized in the quilt on the right, in the manner of extra blank blocks for that additional spark, and as a spot to showcase your quilting skills.