|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 Checkmate quilt block is a simple design and, as you can see from the images below, it can make for some interesting quilts. The two sample quilt layouts illustrated give very different looks to this easy, uneven nine patch quilt block. The additional colour added, whether in the form of sashing strips to separate the blocks and/or extra blank blocks, give just that added punch to your quilt design.