|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 two quilt layout samples shown below both are sewn on the diagonal, but with very different resultant quilts.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left uses many blank blocks in different colours selected from the blocks, to add a bit of pizzazz to the quilt as well as a perfect spot to showcase your quilting designs.
The quilt layout featured on the right fills the quilt with both whole and half blocks and separates them all with sashing strips. The "cornerstones" in the sashing add a tiny spark of additional colour and help to create a subtle secondary pattern where the blocks come together.