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 Windmill quilt block is a simple four patch design featuring half square triangles to form a pinwheel blade to represent the "windmill" in the name of the block. This easy block is an ideal choice for beginner quilters.

The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks on point and separates them with sashing strips. The colourful, blank blocks offer an extra splash of colour in this quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right sets the blocks side by side in a standard design and also uses sashing strips for extra colour design elements.