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.

Jacob's Ladder - Variation

Sample Quilt Layouts

The two quilt layouts shown below for the Jacob's Ladder - Variation quilt block use traditional settings of the blocks.

The quilt layout featured on the left sets the blocks on point and separates them with sashing strips in the same fabric as the quilt background. This makes the blocks appear to "float". This block setting in the overall quilt makes its own geometric shape in the final result.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks side by side. The blank areas formed by the large corner squares in the individual blocks create a perfect place to showcase a lovely quilting design.

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