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.

Northumberland Star

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Northumberland Star quilt block offers all sorts of interesting design opportunites when you create your quilt using this "sparkling" quilt block. (Sorry, I could not resist that.)

The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks on point as a central medallion. Lots of additional blank blocks give the opportunity to showcase a spectacular quilting design.

The quilt layout featured on the right also uses an on point block setting. However, in this case, large corner triangles are added to each individual block. Careful placement of the fabric colours for these large triangles create an additional design element in the centre of the quilt.

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