|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 West Virginia quilt block is an eight patch, but, as per my usual method, the pattern instructions will have you construct it as an uneven nine patch, which is an easier method (at least in my opinion).
The block has lots of pieces, but none are difficult -- there are just many seam allowances to be sewn. Half square triangles are plentiful and also a few square in a square patches thrown in for good measure.
The two sample quilts illustrated use standard settings of the blocks -- one on point which the other has blocks set side by side.