The two sample quilts shown using the Anvil quilt block demonstrate how to take four of the blocks at a time, and rotating each block in this group of four by 90 degrees, to make a new, larger quilt block. By then setting these new versions of the quilt block side by side, a secondary pattern emerges. I see stars. Do you? An additional option is shown setting the quilt block groupings on point with sashing strips to separate the blocks for a totally different look.
|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.