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.

Lilac Lane

Free Quilt Block Pattern

Well of course I had to make the Lilac Lane quilt block in shades of lilac. That is just how predictable I am.

This quilt block uses the half square triangle pieces, but this time, it is not to make squares. You add them to existing squares to make a large triangle. This triangle is then sewn to another triangle to make one of the patches. Using four of these identical units in your four patch block is then what gives the appearance of a pinwheel.

The quilt samples illustrated give you some ideas of using your blocks in a straight set, or an on point layout, but there are many more variations you can come up with, I am sure.

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