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.

Candy Basket

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Candy Basket quilt block is one of the may basket style quilt blocks. The directional nature of the block lends itself to creating all sorts of interesting variations by simple block rotations by 90 degrees. This produces a secondary pattern in your quilt. Both of the quilts shown below use this technique in the final product.