|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 Dutch Puzzle quilt block is a four patch design featuring two different sized half square triangles. The directional nature of the block can lead to some interesting variations in your quilt layout.
Rotate blocks by 90 degree increments or group the blocks in sets of four to create all sorts of quilt layouts to choose from. The two sample quilts shown below use this technique. The quilt layout shown on the left uses the blocks in a straight side by side setting, while the quilt on the right places the blocks on point to get a different effect, and the extra pops of colour are then added in the setting triangles.
What will your heirloom quilt look like?