One Great Block Can be Many Things

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Make a Wall Quilt, Table Topper, Pillow and More!

Triangles cut from patchwork create a beautiful block that has so many possibilities. Depending on how the fabric squares are arranged the finished block can be totally scrappy or have concentric rings.

Both value and color placement contribute to the final look of the block. Play with the arrangement to achieve an interesting effect that you enjoy.

Octagonal Orb Block Pattern

Block by Denise from KRDL Paper and Fabric Things.

The block can be used in many projects, either by itself or in multiples. One block will make a lovely wall or table quilt, as well as a pillow cover. Or, leave off the four corner triangles and make an octagonal table topper.

Octagonal Orb Block Pattern

Pillow cover from Flourishing Palms.

Octagonal Orb Block Pattern

Quilt by Bri from OKC Modern Quilt Guild.

The block is wonderful in many different color combinations and fabric styles. Pieces from leftover 2 2/2″ jelly roll strips can be combined for the rings.

Octagonal Orb Block Pattern

Quilt by Mary from Seacoast Quilter.

Of course, several blocks can be joined together for a quilt.

Octagonal Orb Block Pattern

Quilt by Heather from Winding Bobbins.

Octagonal Orb Block Pattern

Quilt top by Elizabeth Hartman.

This versatile block was designed by Elizabeth Hartman. It finishes at 16 3/4″ square.

Click here for the free “Octagonal Orb Block” pattern.


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