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.

Fan

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Fan quilt block is a wonderful "learning block" as it features only rectangles and flying geese patches. This four patch quilt block works up quickly, which then speeds up the process of designing your chosen quilt layout -- a wonderful introduction to quilting for the beginner quiltmaker.

Both of the quilt layouts shown below feature sashing strips to separate the blocks and add some extra interest to the quilt design. The quilt layout shown on the right uses an on point block setting, which also gives additional places for colour in the form of blank blocks, and allows a spot to demonstrate your quilting skills.