|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 Fox and Geese quilt block is a wonderful choice for a beginner quilter. This four patch block uses only the most basic of patches in quilting -- squares and half square triangles.
Both of the quilt layouts shown below take advantage of the directional nature of the block and use groups of four blocks, with rotations of 90 degrees to form a secondary pattern. The quilt layout on the right sets these groupings of four blocks on point and includes additional blank blocks for extra pops of colour and a place to showcase your quilting designs.