|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.
Green Mountain Star
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Green Mountain Star quilt block is a choice for those quilters who might like a bit more of a challenge. There are no difficult patches to construct, but just lots of pieces. I chose colours that I thought reflected a burning sun over a forest of green, for this design.
This eight patch block is constructed as an uneven nine patch as I find it simpler to work in "chunks" rather than row by row.
Practice up on three specific patches -- the half square triangle and quarter square triangle units, and, my favourite patch -- the flying geese to make this lovely star block.
~ Similiar quilt block: Divided Cross