|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 two sample quilt layouts shown below utilize the directional nature of the block. This offers many different possibilities for your quilt design.
The quilt layout featured on the left uses a standard on point block setting. Several blocks are rotated by 90 degrees to draw the eye in a different direction to create a secondary pattern.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks side by side in groupings of four blocks. The 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks in each group form a circular effect in the resultant design.
There is no end to the creativity you can have in your own quilt, simply by using these same block rotations in different ways.