Quilt Block Patterns

How to Make an 8″ Charmed Quilt Block

I have a series over on my YouTube channel called Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks. This month I am doing a twist on a traditional Churn Dash block. I love the movement that the center section gives this design. Because of that, it is a bit modern and a bit traditional. The looks great with all different color layouts. Learn how to make an 8″ Charmed quilt block here.

Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks Video Series

Do you want to learn a new block in about 5 minutes or less? You can with my YouTube Series – Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks. Every few weeks I present a new quilt block that is great for scrap busting and is easy to put together. This is block number 9!

These videos are a little bit different than some of my others. Because there is no speaking in the video it does not take as long for me to make and I don’t have to clean up my studio!

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General quilting supplies are needed to make this block. A scant 1/4″ seam allowance is used.

What to Cut to Make One 8″ Finished Block

I have put the total number of pieces. Cut pieces from your favorite fabrics. Tip: You could sketch the block and color it in with various colors.

Cutting Requirements

Note: I use the 2 at a time method to make the half square triangles in this block. They are made using the 3 1/4″ squares.


A – 3 1/4″ squares – 8 total, 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strips – 4 total

B – 3 1/4″ squares – 4 total

C – 1 1/2″ x 4 1/2″ strips – 4 total

D – 3 1/4″ squares – 2 total

Block Layout

Possible Layouts and Color Ideas

It is always fun trying out different colors and layouts with my Electric Quilt 8 software. These are all made with the same number of blocks. Look at all of the different results.

First I went with a dark background and I like that graphic look. Second I went with a Christmas look. Third I went with pastels. Lastly I set the blocks on point for a great look.

Other Fast & Easy Quilt Blocks

Here are the blocks that I have made in this YouTube series. (Click on the photo to go to my blog post). They are all different in so many ways. Which one do you like best?

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