|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.
Two very different quilt layout designs featuring the Mother's Dream quilt block are shown below.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left adds large corner triangles to each block, thereby creating an on point setting. The careful colour placement of these larger triangle pieces contributes to the overall design of the quilt.
The quilt layout shown on the right sets the blocks side by side and creates a subtle secondary design in the final quilt.