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

It's difficult to recognize that this same Sickle quilt block creates these two very different quilt layouts shown below.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point which creates a sort of lengthwise "stripe" of the colour used in the large half square triangles. The sashing strips with cornerstones adds an extra design element to this simple quilt design.

The quilt layout featured on the right uses a side by side setting of the blocks in each grouping of four blocks. The 90 degree rotation of some of the blocks in the set of four creates a secondary design of diamonds and squares to give a totally different look.

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