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.

Solomon's Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Solomon's Star quilt block is based on an old favourite of quilters -- the Sawtooth Star. By replacing the blank centre of the Sawtooth Star block with a pieced four patch, which creates a pinwheel, you get a totally different spin on the block. (Did you see what I did there?) :-) You will be using both half square triangles and quarter square triangles to create this striking block design.

The centre of the block is made as its own unit and then is added into the whole block. The full block is then constructed as an uneven nine patch.

To go with the star theme of the block, I have chosen colours that remind me of a bright star in the night sky.

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