|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.
This Girl's Favorite - Variation block utilizes a sixth fabric to add extra interest to the eye and, as you may have guessed, it is derived from Girl's Favorite. This uneven nine patch block uses the "sew and flip" method to construct the centre square in a square patch, so you can think of this block as a learning experience.
The quilt layout shown below on the left uses a standard side by side block setting, with each block separated by sashing strips to add some additional colour. The same idea (sashing strips), can be seen with regard to the quilt layout on the right, but the blocks are set on point instead. Extra pops of colour are also introduced with the blank blocks placed here and there. As well as giving more opportunities for colour possibilities, this also allows for the size of the resultant quilt to be increased.
See also ~ Girl's Favorite