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.

Windmill

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Windmill quilt block is a good choice for beginner quilters as it contains the two most commonly used patches -- the square and the half square triangle. By switching up your colours you can create a variety of different blocks, all with the same two shapes.

This block fits into the category of four patch, as the individual units are sewn into four groups of four. I have also included this block in the category Pinwheels, as the focus of the block looks more like a "pinwheel" than a "windmill" to me.

The sample quilts illustrated use a straight setting and an on point setting to display the blocks. By introducing sashing, you can separate the blocks to frame them or just to simply add some extra interest.