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.

Rainy Day

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Rainy Day quilt block is a great choice for moving on to increasing your skills in precision, with the introduction of quarter square triangles in some of the patches to make this pinwheel design. Actually, the unit you will be making is sometimes called a three quarter square triangle patch as the unit is made up of three triangles, rather than four. Look closely at the illustrations and you will understand what I mean.

This four patch block is not as common as other quilt blocks, and really, I have no idea why it is not. It's a fun and easy block to make.