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.

Road to California

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Road to California quilt block is comprised of one of my favourite quilt patches -- the flying geese unit. (This should really be called a "flying goose" unit, but then, who am I to be deciding?) Anyway, this block can be made in all sorts of interesting ways.

I have chosen to make a "scrappy" quilt block, with a dark background (to represent the night sky). You might decide to use two fabrics only, one dark and one light, or mix it up in some other way.

The construction of each block is made as an uneven nine patch.

You can really see how different you can make this quilt just by looking at the sample quilts illustrated. One quilt has a straight setting, with blocks side by side and the other features the blocks set on point giving a totally different look.

More "Road" Blocks:
~ Road to Kansas
~ Road to Mississippi
~ Road to Vegas
~ Rocky Road