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.


Sample Quilt Layouts

The Vortex quilt block can be used for all sorts of interesting quilt designs due to the "optical illustion" the patches create.

The quilt layout featured on the left sets the blocks on point and separates them with sashing strips. Some of the blocks are rotated by 90 degrees to produce a different effect. Each block is finished off with large corner triangles. Careful colour placement of these larger triangles gives an extra design element to the completed quilt.

The quilt layout shown on the right also uses an on point setting of the blocks. The sashing strips offer extra interest while the outer setting triangles frame the quilt with additional colour.