|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 Road to California quilt block is the perfect choice for a "scrappy" quilt design.
The quilt layout shown below on the left takes real advantage of those scraps by using a side by side setting of the blocks. This produces a busy and colourful vertical and horizontal design. Using the different border fabric colours also adds to the pizzazz of this quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks on point. This creates an overall motif effect with the eyes following a diagonal path.
More "Road" quilt blocks
~ Road to Kansas
~ Road to Mississippi
~ Road to Rome
~ Road to Vegas
~ Rocky Road