|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.
Catch As You Can
Sample Quilt LayoutsThe two sample quilt layouts shown below using the Catch As You Can block both use on point settings of the block -- but are quite different from each other.
The quilt layout featured on the left uses a standard diagonal setting, alternating blank blocks with pieced ones. The different placement of the colour of the blank blocks is what gives an additional spark to the design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right adds large corner triangles to each block and separates those with sashing strips. The careful colour choices for the corner triangles in the larger block is what makes this quilt shine.