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.

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Sample Quilt Layouts

Two sample quilt layouts shown below illustrate the variety of options you can use to make a striking quilt by rotating some or many of the blocks.

The quilt layout featured on the left sets the blocks side by side and creates a look of perpetual motion across the quilt creating endless "waves".

The quilt layout illustrated on the right also sets the blocks side by side, but uses 90 or 180 degree rotations of some of the blocks to create a secondary design.