|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 both set the blocks on point, but with very different results.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left separates the blocks with sashing strips and "cornerstones" while additionally using blank blocks for specific colour focus, as well as a spot to showcase your quilting design.
The quilt layout featured on the right adds large corner triangles to each block, thereby enlarging the block, but more importantly, giving the quilt extra splashes of colour with the careful placement of these corner triangles. By utilizing the dark background, the blocks seem to "float", for additional interest.