|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 two quilt layouts shown below use the Seesaw block, a simple four patch design, in two different ways.
The quilt layout featured in the left sets the blocks in a standard, side by side setting and uses sashing strips for separation and an additional design element.
The quilt layout illustrated on the right creates bigger individual blocks by the addition of larger corner triangles to each block. The careful colour selection of these corner triangles is what gives this quilt its pizzazz.