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.


Sample Quilt Layouts

The two sample quilt layouts shown below for the Railroad block, use two distinct settings of the blocks resulting in very different resultant quilts.

The quilt layout featured on the left sets the blocks side by side. By rotating alternate blocks a geometric design emerges, drawing the eye diagonally across the quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks on point. By adding large corner triangles to each block, and rotating some of the blocks by 90 degrees, a distinct design results. The careful colour placement of the corner triangles gives an added splash of colour to the quilt.

See also:
~ Underground Railroad