|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.
Around the Block
Free Quilt Block Pattern
The Around the Block quilt block looks pretty simple on the surface, but a little extra care must be taken when cutting the pieces. Some of the square patches are a little trickier to cut as their measurements often fall in between the increments on standard rulers.
Tip - When cutting a piece that requires measurements in the 16ths of inches, just set your ruler halfway between the lines marking 8ths of inches.
Having said all that, this quilt block is fun to make since it uses some of the patches not found as frequently, such as the square in the square. This is where you can have some fun.
Using colours such as I have used in the sample illustrations, shows you that many quilts can be designed for men's tastes. Choose those dark fabrics and more muted tones and your man will be delighted in the final product.