|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.
Sample Quilt Layouts
Both of the quilt layouts illustrated below feature the quilt blocks set on point, with very different results.
The quilt layout shown on the left separates the blocks with sashing strips and a few blank blocks for extra pops of colour.
The quilt layout featured on the right uses whole and half blocks to frame the outer edges of the pieced quilt and adds several blank blocks as well to form a subtle secondary design.
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