|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.
Sample Quilt Layouts
The Good Cheer quilt block contains only simple patches -- squares, rectangles and flying geese units. The small squares (the light fabric in the sample block) create a meandering path when you place the many blocks into the quilt.
The quilt layout shown below on the left features blocks set on point with "corner" triangles for each block. This allows for additional colour placement of your choice for these large triangles, to add some extra pizzazz to the quilt. The quilt layout on the right shows blocks set side by side and as a result, the tiny squares lead the eye to the stars in the centre of each block. All sorts of interesting possibilities can be achieved just with the arrangement that you choose for your own quilt layout.
See also ~ Blackford's Beauty