|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 of Luxor
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The colour scheme I chose for the Star of Luxor quilt block was intended to reflect the sky at night. This block was new to me and right away I could see it could be easily simplified. This is a challenging block, but well worth the effort.
If you are a regular visitor to this site, you know that I often make the construction of some of the blocks easier to sew.
For this block, I replaced many of the half square triangles with flying geese units and in some cases, with square in a square patches, which reduces the number of seams and therefore producing less bulk. Lastly, I constructed it as an uneven nine patch rather than in single rows.