|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.
The Arrowhead Puzzle quilt block (also known as Garlic Knots) is an easy block featuring only squares and rectangles.
The quilt layout featured on the left also 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks in groupings of four blocks. The larger blocks are then set on point for a unique, scrappy look to the final quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right also sets the scrappy blocks in groupings of four blocks, and rotates some of the blocks by 90 degrees to make a larger block in a different arrangement. These larger blocks are them set side by side to create a sort of meandering design, while maintaining a totally different scrappy look to the quilt.
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