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.

Dutchman's Puzzle

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Dutchman's Puzzle is a favourite choice for teaching beginner quilters as it introduces you to one of the most commonly used patches -- the flying geese -- (strange that one of these patches is not a "flying goose", but then I didn't name it. LOL).

This four patch quilt block can be made in a variety of sizes and it is a perfect choice when you want to use up all of those scraps from other projects. I guess that the name comes from its appearance of windmill blades turning. All in all, it is a fun block to make.