|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 two sample quilt layouts shown below using the Nelson's Victory quilt block show how very different a two quilts can be, all the while utilizing the same block.
The quilt layout featured on the left, sets the blocks side by side and separates them with sashing strips. The contrasting "cornerstones" in the sashing strips add another design element to make this quilt shine.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right adds larger triangle patches to each corner of the blocks. This then effectively sets the blocks on point where a different look to the block emerges. By careful colour placement of these corner triangles, you can achieve a variety of quilt designs. The hard part is choosing which design to use.