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.

Indian Star

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Indian Star quilt block is a wonderful choice for a beginner quilter as there is only one pieced patch to learn -- the flying geese unit, shown on all four sides of the block.

The sample quilt layout on the left shows the use of 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks, resulting in a secondary pattern emerging. This is the fun of experimenting with blocks that have an obvious directional nature. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks on point and adds that extra pop of colour in the form of additional blank blocks.