|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.
This nine patch quilt block is an intriguing arrangement of patches and makes for some interesting quilt layouts.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left uses a diagonal (or on point) setting of the quilt blocks which results in making the small pinwheels as one of the focuses of the quilt.
The quilt layout featured on the right also uses an on point block setting, but adds large corner triangles to each of the blocks. By carefully choosing the colour placement of these large triangles, a very different quilt design emerges.