|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.
You can play around with lots of colour as is evidenced in the two quilt layouts shown below. The Girl's Favorite quilt block is a wonderful choice for a "learning" experience. The quilt block is constructed as an uneven nine patch and uses the quarter square triangles as individual cut pieces in order to get the effect desired. The centre square in a square patch is made using the "sew and flip" method.
Both of the quilt layouts are designed using the on point setting of the block, but in different ways to produce two very different quilts.
See Also - Girl's Favorite - Variation