|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 quilt layout shown below on the left uses a standard side by side setting of Lilac Lane, separating the blocks with sashing strips for an added effect. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks on point and uses extra blank blocks to include additional colour into the quilt.
Side note - These quilts would be stunning using a variety of scraps, rather than a single colour family. Just be sure to include lots of dark, medium and light values of all those fabrics.