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.

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 squares on point 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.

The sample quilts illustrated show both quilts using settings on point, although using a side by side layout of the blocks produces interesting results as well. The sky's the limit (... sorry, I couldn't resist ...) with the layouts you may come up with for your personal quilt.