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 Scrap

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two sample quilts layouts shown below both use an on point setting of the blocks, but with very different results.

The quilt layout featured on the left uses additional blank blocks with the background colour, which produces "negative space", and thereby making the blocks pop. The colourful edge treatment using even more scrap fabric gives extra splashes of colour to the resultant quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right increases each block by adding large corner triangles. The variety of colour choices for these large triangles form an extra design in the quilt. Each block is also separated by sashing strips to increase the eye-catching appeal of this design.