|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 use of the flying geese patches in a directional layout in the Circling Geese quilt block leads to all sorts of interesting quilt possibilities. The quilt layout shown on the left sets the quilt blocks side by side while the quilt on the right places the blocks on point for an entirely different look plus additional chances for extra colour in the form of setting triangles.
~ More Directional quilt blocks
~ See also: Circling Overhead