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 Star

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Woven Star quilt block is technically a four patch block because it is built on a 4 x 4 grid. But in this case, it is constructed as an uneven nine patch due to the use of the flying geese patches.

This is an easy quilt block to sew, but it does have an interesting (and underused -- at least in my opinion) patch, called the three quarter square triangle patch. (Look closely and you will see that there are three right-angled triangles that make up the patch.) This patch allows for the optical illusion of the woven effect in this block. And I chose a dark background fabric to extend the idea of a twinkling star in the night sky.

The two sample quilts illustrated are both set on point but give you ideas that there is a great variety of settings you can create with this type of quilt layout.