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 Vestibule quilt block is a perfect choice for a beginner quilter as, despite the image showing lots of triangle pieces, this block is sewn with the easy "sew and flip" method and uses no triangles -- they only show up in the end result.

This quilt block is technically an eight patch since it is designed on an 8 x 8 grid. However, it is sewn as an uneven nine patch due to the size and shapes of the patches.

I have chosen to make this block as a monochromatic "scrappy" version, using all different shades of teal for the main colouring. I decided to maintain a single light fabric which forms the star. This block would look fabulous as a totally scrappy version, making sure to make sure there is lots of contrast between the dark and light fabrics. What will you choose?