|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 Diamond Star quilt block features lots of opportunites to "hone" your piecing skills. Using half square triangles and quarter square triangles as cut pieces, you will construct this star block with flying geese and square in a square patches.
The two sample quilt layouts illustrated below use common settings of the blocks. The side by side straight setting of the blocks is a popular quilt layout to use. The quilt on the right features an on point block setting with sashing strips to separate the blocks and extra blank blocks for a punch of additional colour. And, the border treatment is a little different using a mitred seam at the corners.