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.

Star in Diamond

Free Quilt Block Pattern

I have to say that I can clearly see the diamond in this quilt block, but can't really see a star. But, if you are inventive you might choose to switch up all the colours and a star might just appear in this Star in Diamond quilt block.

All that being said, it is quite a lovely block, with lots of possibilities and is constructed as an uneven nine patch. Also, this would be a good choice to practice up on making those flying geese patches. The flying geese unit is probably the third or fourth most commonly used patch in quiltmaking.

The two sample quilts illustrated give you ideas on setting your blocks side by side in a straight setting, or on point with additional blank blocks to show off your quilting stitches. Once again, there is no limit to the creativity you can experience by adding more blocks, or even an additional colour.