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 quilt layouts shown below both use standard settings of the blocks in order to keep the viewer interested in all of the scrappy loveliness of the resultant quilts.

The quilt layout featured on the left sets the blocks side by side and separates them with sashing strips, complete with an extra little spark of colour in the sashing "cornerstones".

The quilt layout illustrated on the right uses a diagonal (or on point) setting of the blocks and also uses plain sashing strips for separation.

The small borders in each sample quilt continue the "scrappy" effect by utilizing different colours on each of the four sides.