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.

Depression Block

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Depression quilt block was likely created during the time known as the 'Great Depression' in the 20th century. Therefore, it seems likely that this block was made using the quilter's scrap fabric stash. So, the sample block is made in that fashion, using a variety of both lights and dark fabrics.

This is an easy four patch quilt block to make since the only patch used is the half square triangle. Once you master making those, it is simply a matter of the arrangement of the patches to create the block.

All sorts of different quilts can be designed using this one quilt block. By laying the blocks in a straight set or on point, the creativity is endless.