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.

Kansas Troubles

Free Quilt Block Pattern

This quilt block called Kanzas Troubles is a little trickier than many blocks that contain only squares and half square triangle patches. That is only due to the method of construction. Some of the half square triangles are used on their own, rather than making two pieces into a square. That's not too difficult and by checking the placement of the pieces, this four patch block goes together quickly.

In one of the quilt samples illustrated, you will note that I flipped the arrangement of the patches so that the pinwheel shapes were pointing in the opposite direction. This was done only to achieve the effect I wanted. Experimenting with placement of the large patches will give you the same effect. The creation process for the resultant quilt is half the fun!