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.

Butterfly Star

Sample Quilt Layouts

You might choose, as I did, to feature the star in this Butterfly Star quilt block as if set in the "night sky", represented by the dark blue. The two quilt layouts shown below are both designed using basic quilt block settings -- a side by side quilt, placing the blocks in a seeminly random arrangement, as if the stars were sparkling above, here and there at night -- and an on point setting with the additional brightness in the setting triangles.