|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 Candlestick quilt block lends itself nicely to creating secondary patterns by simple 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks in your quilt. This is due to the directional nature of the quilt block.
Whether you choose to set the blocks side by side or on point, you have many options for creating an original quilt design. Here are two suggestions shown below.
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