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.

Star in Diamond

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Star in Diamond quilt block is a bit of a misnomer (in my view) as I do see diamonds but cannot see any stars. However it is a lovely and simple block to sew.

The quilt layout shown below on the left uses a standard side by side setting of the quilt blocks. This is a quick design to finish up with a simple border treatment.

The quilt layout featured on the right sets the blocks on point. The addition of colourful blank blocks and the side setting triangles increases the size of the quilt and adds some extra pizzazz to the final product.