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.

Sunny Day

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Sunny Day quilt block is a four patch (or an eight patch) design , but, in this case, is constructed as an uneven nine patch, simply for ease in the sewing process. There are lots of little four patch units (forming "checkerboards") within the overall design, giving you lots of opportunity to practice up on those patches.

Although there are lots of seams in this block, the patches are limited to squares and half square triangles to form this design. The directional nature of the block leads to all sorts of interesting possibilites for your resultant quilt. Two examples are shown on the following page.