|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 Sawtooth Star quilt block is an old favourite of quilters and it is a wonderful choice for a stand-alone block or is frequently used as the centre in another quilt block.
The quilt layout shown below on the left sets the blocks side by side with sashing strips to separate them. An extra fabric is introduced here to complement the existing colour choice.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the block on point and adds large corner triangles to each, to increase the quilt size. By alternating different fabric choices on these corner triangles and laying them side by side, you achieve a sort of "colour blocking" result in your quilt.
~ Sawtooth Ladder
~ Ribbon Squares