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.

Four Patch Pinwheel

Sample Quilt Layouts


The two sample quilt layouts shown below can give you ideas how this simple block can make for some very different quilts.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the block side by side and separates them with sashing strips. Some of the blocks have been rotated by 90 degrees to take advantage of the directional nature of the block. This then produces a subtle, secondary design in the quilt.

The quilt layout featured on the right adds large corner triangles to each block, thus setting them on point. The careful colour placement of these larger triangle pieces is what adds the pizzazz to the final quilt design.

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