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

The Cheyenne quilt block is a directional quilt block which allows for a variety of quilt layouts for your final quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks side by side and rotates alternate blocks by 90 degrees, thereby creating a secondary pattern in your design. Blocks are separated with sashing strips for and additional design element.

The quilt layout featured on the right also uses the 90 degree rotations of the blocks in a diagonal setting. The side triangles are in different colours to give an extra splash of colour to the resultant quilt.

See also:
~ Wyoming quilt block
~ More Directional Quilt Blocks