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.

Magic Triangles

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Magic Triangles quilt block is a simple block where you will use only two basic patches.

The half square triangles are the first units you will learn to sew if you are new to quiltmaking. The only other patch in this four patch block is what is often referred to as a three quarter square triangle patch since it uses three triangles to fill the square. These are sewn with cut pieces of half square triangles and also quarter square triangle units. Colour placement is what makes this block take on all sorts of different looks -- my sample block creating some pinwheels with the yellow patches.

What can you create?