I found a happy 8" block in Marsha McCloskey's Christmas Quilts.
The book is out of print, but it appears copies are still available through Amazon.com. Besides the Schoolhouse block, there are a number of patterns for traditional blocks and plenty of red and green quilt eye candy.
I used Grid Grip for my schoolhouse roof. Note: because the grid templates are ironed to the wrong side of the fabric, be sure to cut the roof parallelogram piece in reverse.
Grandmother's Choice blocks to date. I still need to make the Kansas Sunflower block, I just haven't made the time to cut and prep for the hand sewing. Next up: Little Boy's Britches. Looks like more hand sewing on the horizon!