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.

Snail's Trail

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Snail's Trail quilt block is technically a four patch because it is designed on a 4 x 4 grid. However, for the ease in sewing this popular block I have created the pattern as an uneven nine patch. Why make things more difficult?

This sample design illustrates a "controlled" scrappy colour scheme of a variety of purples and keeping the background fabric as one selection. The block features squares and half square triangles and a central motif with a square in a square featured as its centre.