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.

Nested Triangles

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Nested Triangles quilt block makes good use of the half square triangle patch, because that is the only unit used in the entire block.

This quilt block gives you the opportunity to make smaller blocks (although measurements have been given for a 12" block as well) and by simply rotating the blocks in various locations, you can achieve a totally different look, as secondary patterns tend to emerge.

The sample quilts illustrated demonstrate how, by using four blocks, with rotations, you create a larger sized quilt block. Use your imagination and test out different layouts to decide on your final quilt.