|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.
The Jersey Basket quilt block is a simple four patch. The only pieced patches used are half square triangles, so this block is a good choice for a beginner quilter.
In most instances, basket quilt blocks are designed with the focus of the block on the diagonal. This allows for 90 degree rotations of the blocks, either individually or in grouping of four blocks, to produce a secondary design when each block is placed next to another.
The sample quilt layout shown on the left uses those groupings of four blocks to produce a new look. The quilt layout on the right uses an on point setting of the blocks, with some of the blocks rotated in order to make the quilt have no specific top or bottom. Additional blank blocks add a colourful spot to place quilting motifs to show off your quilting skills.
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