|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.
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Susannah quilt block is technically a four patch design, but I took a few liberties with the block -- to make it easier to sew.
This block is now constructed as an uneven nine patch because I did away with the centre as it was designed -- as four individual half square triangle patches sewn together. By using the square in a square patch instead, there are fewer seams and therefore, less bulk. Also, I made it even easier by sewing this centre patch using the "sew and flip" method of corner triangles.
This quilt block is easy and effective and makes for some striking quilts as a result.