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.

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Fan

Free Quilt Block Pattern

If I was choosing a name for this four patch quilt block I likely would have used the word Pinwheel in the name. However, this block is called Fan, and I suppose that is correct too, as a pinwheel or a fan would both generate a breeze.

So enough of my musings. This quilt block is a great starter block, for those who are just beginning their quiltmaking journey. The block introduces you to the flying geese unit, a frequent patch in quilt blocks. I have provided instructions for making several different sizes of this quilt block.

The sample quilts illustrated give you some general ideas on laying out the blocks to make your quilt.