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.

Hovering Hawks

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Hovering Hawks quilt block is the perfect choice to use up all of those scraps you have collected. (The block looks nice as a two colour quilt as well, as long as there is lots of contrast between the dark and light fabrics.) Half square triangles in two sizes make up almost the whole block -- there are also a few squares thrown in.

Whether you choose a side by side quilt layout or an on point setting of the blocks, interesting secondary patterns emerge depending on block placement and which blocks get rotated by 90 degrees. Directional quilt blocks offer all sorts of striking quilt layouts. Will you choose one of these shown below?