|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.
Setting the Aunt Nancy's Favorite quilt block side by side with sashing strips gives a totally different look than the quilt layout set with blocks on point. (I don't know about you, but I see a sort of "plaid" look in the quilt shown on the right.) All in all, your imagination and colour choices are the only ingredients needed for creating your own personal heirloom quilt.
As illustrated in the sample quilts drawings shown, you can create a special heirloom that would look totally different than one made my your friends. Imagination and colour placement are all that is needed.