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.

Woven Four Patch

Free Quilt Block Pattern

This quilt block might have another name, but I haven't stumbled upon it yet. So, because of the way the fabrics seem to weave, I named it Woven Four Patch. (If anyone knows the real name of this block, please feel free to contact me.)

This quilt block could not be easier to construct. It is made of only squares and rectangles. The trick is how to place the fabrics in the block to get the woven effect. Believe it or not, there are umteen ways to lay out this block into your quilt to come up with all sorts of interesting designs. So, don't assume that an easy quilt block equates to boring.

One of the sample quilts illustrated gives a look of "plaid" (always one of my favourites) and for the other, I chose to add a "picket fence" look to the edges of the quilt in the form of a pieced border. Normally, I do not include instructions for borders of the sample quilts, (as that is just too time consuming), but this one intrigued me. So, I have also added the details of how to construct the pieced border -- which includes one of my favourite patches (and an underused one at that), a patch that quilters call a three quarter square triangle. Enjoy!