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.

Fanny's Favorite - A Variation

Sample Quilt Layouts

This Fanny's Favorite Variation quilt block is obviously an adaptation of the Fanny's Favorite block. This new block is a continuation of the skills you have learned, by adding additional pieces and hence, more interest to the block. The newest patch is the flying geese unit, but there are lots of easy pieces in the form of squares and rectangles too.

For these two quilts illustrated below, I chose to use an almost monochromatic colour scheme in the blocks and then in the quilt layouts. By laying out the blocks side by side or on point, you achieve two very different quilts. Which will you choose, or will you design a quilt layout of your own?

See also ~ a simplified Fanny's Favorite quilt block pattern.