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.

Winged Four Patch

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Winged Four Patch is a simple design which is an excellent choice for a new quilter.

This four patch features only squares and flying geese patches, which are probably the second most commonly used pieced patches in quiltmaking. Careful colour placement results in the star as the central motif.

There is an obvious directional aspect to the quilt block, which comes to light with the careful colour placement of the square patches. By using 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks, a secondary design can emerge in your resultant quilt -- which you will see on the following page.