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.

Jewel Box

Sample Quilt Layouts


In the sample quilt layouts featured here, I have chosen to make the Jewel Box quilt with a light background fabric in the individual blocks. Dark background fabrics also make for stunning quilts using this quilt block. This is the perfect choice for a scrap quilt, especially if you choose "jewel" toned fabrics -- to further enhance the name of the quilt block. Whatever your choice, this is a simple block and quilt to construct for the ultimate colour sensation. Note that surprise secondary patterns can emerge as you design the layout of your personal quilt.