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.

Nighttime Sky

Free Quilt Block Pattern

I went with a dark background fabric for the Nighttime Sky quilt block just to go along with the name. Also, I figured stars were different shades of yellow or gold, hence those colour choices.

This four patch quilt block would be a good choice to introduce a new quilter to the flying geese patch as it is a common choice in patchwork. Actually, I took a liberty with the construction of this block and figured less seams is always a better choice and so, I used the flying geese patches rather than having an additional seam in that patch from using half square triangles, as was the original design of the block.

The sample quilts illustrated are both set with blocks on point, but by adding or subtracting blocks and replacing with plain blocks, you can achieve two very different quilts.