|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 West Virginia quilt block lends itself to creating some very lovely quilt designs.
The quilt layout illustrated below on the left sets the blocks on point, separting them with sashing strips. Extra blank blocks and side setting triangles offer an additional pop of colour and a spot to highlight your quilting design.
The quilt layout featured on the right sets the blocks side by side. This quilt also uses sashing strips between the blocks, which then leads to creating a subtle secondary pattern in the final quilt.
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