|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 Sarah's Favorite quilt block is an easy block to construct. This four patch design is the perfect choice for a "scrappy" quilt.
The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks on point with the side setting triangles in different fabrics to present a sort of "colour blocking" look to the quilt.
The quilt layout shown on the right also uses an on point setting of the blocks and half blocks. Sashing strips separate the blocks and add an extra splash of colour to the design. The borders in different colours offer an additional design element.