|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Idaho quilt block might be considered a "study in stars" since there are five stars that appear. This might seem like a challenging block to construct, but once broken down into smaller "chunks" it is really quite easy.
The eight patch quilt block is sewn as an uneven nine patch, once you have constructed all the smaller parts. These sections are comprised of two of my favourite patches -- the flying geese and the underused, (at least in my opinion) unit -- the square in a square.
Enjoy the choosing of your colours to make this lovely block stand out from the rest.
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