|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 Spool and Bobbin quilt block, a four patch design, is easy to sew and features lots of variety in the design process.
The quilt layout featured on the left makes use of the directional nature of the blocks and with simple 90 degree rotations and utilizing careful placement of the blocks, creates a geometric "x and o" design. (You will have to look closely.)
The quilt layout illustrated on the right adds large corner triangle patches to each block, thereby enlarging each one, and uses a colour blocking technique to create a strong visual effect in the bigger blank areas -- a perfect spot for a spectacular quilting design.