Free Quilt Block Pattern

I have a love for the colours of the southwest -- turquoise, corals and sandy shades of the desert. So it can come as no surprise the I used those colours in my version of the Navajo quilt block.

This eight patch design features simple patches -- squares, rectangles and flying geese units.

Rather than keep to the original colour layout of the patches surrounding the centre large rectangle, I added an additional fabric to give the block more shades of the desert. (I do like using colour.) I also have taken the "easy" way in the construction process -- to sew as an uneven nine patch, rather than row by row.

Lots of layouts of the blocks in the quilts can be created with just a bit of imagination. Check out two sample block settings on the next page.