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.

Kansas Troubles

Sample Quilt Layouts

The quilt layout shown on the left featuring the Kansas Troubles quilt block uses a standard side by side block setting and sashing strips add some extra colour to the quilt.

The quilt layout on the right uses the blocks set on point, with careful colour placement of the large corner triangles added to each block. Note also, that in this example quilt, I have flipped half of the blocks as mirror images during the construction stage to achieve the pinwheels as a desired end result. The creation process for the resultant quilt is half the fun!

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