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.

Thistle Bloom

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Thistle Bloom is a lovely eight patch block showcasing Scotland's national flower.

The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks on point with alternate colourful, blank blocks to showcase your quilting design. The careful block placement generates a central motif in the quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks side by side and separates them with sashing strips. The colourful "cornerstones" in the sashing add an extra spark to the design. Mitred borders in different colours for the corners offer an additional design element.

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