|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.
Sample Quilt Layouts
The Little Boat quilt block is simple to construct using only squares, rectangles and half square triangles. That special little boy in your life would love a quilt designed using all the possibilities of this block.
The quilt layout on the left takes a scrappy approach to the design, using all sort of fabrics for the "sails" and the "boats". Also, this quilt design flips the direction of some of the sails and -- if you look closely -- you will see that one poor sailor had a mishap. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks side by side once again, but adds extra blank blocks for a favourite colour and a spot to showcase your quilting designs.
More Sun and Surf blocks
~ By the Sea
~ Sandy Dunes
~ Lady of the Lake
~ Saltwater Taffy