|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 Lightning quilt block is a simple four patch comprised entirely of half square triangles. By flipping or rotating the quilt blocks, all sorts of interesting quilt layouts can occur.
The quilt layout on the left lays many of the blocks "upside down" next to another block, and thereby creating a secondary pattern. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks on point and results in a design often referred to a "streaks of lightning" as they show a jagged streak of colour as in the case of a lightning bolt.
~ See also:
~ Lightning in the Hills
~ Thunder and Lightning
Similar quilt blocks:
~ Chevron Stripes
~ Woven Chevron