|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.
Both of the sample quilt layouts illustrated below use on point settings of the quilt blocks.
The quilt layout featured on the left uses both full and half blocks as well as lots of blank blocks alternating between them. This allows for those extra splashes of colour and is further enhanced by using sashing strips to separate the blocks.
The quilt layout shown on the right adds large corner triangles to each individual block. This allows the quiltmaker to introduce a variety of colours for these large triangles to produce a sort of "colour blocking" effect due to their carefully planned placement.
See also: ~ Circling Geese