|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.
Below are two sample quilt layouts featuring the Petronella block -- a simple four patch design.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left, sets the blocks side by side and separates them with sashing strips and contrasting "cornerstones". This would be a perfect choice for a first quilt for someone new to the art of quiltmaking.
The quilt layout featured on the right uses an on point block setting with additional blank blocks for that extra pop of colour as well as a spot to showcase your quilting design.