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.

Martha Washington Star

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Martha Washington Star quilt block lends itself nicely to creating a scrappy quilt to use up all those leftover small pieces in your fabric stash.

The quilt layout shown on the left sets the quilt blocks side by side and as a result, produces a secondary star where one block meets the next. The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks on point and separates the blocks with sashing strips. Side and corner triangles with this type of block setting allows for additional colour to jazz up the end design.