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.

Nested Triangles

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Nested Triangles quilt block features half square triangles in two different sizes.

The quilt layout shown on the left takes advantage of the directional nature of the block to create a secondary design of star (at least to my eyes).

The quilt layout illustrated on the right also rotates many of the blocks to create a totally different geometric design.