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.

Winged Four Patch

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Winged Four Patch quilt block lends itself nicely to take advantage of its directional nature in your quilt.

The quilt layout illustrated on the left sets the blocks on point and adds extra sparks of colour with blank blocks -- the perfect spot to showcase your quilting designs. The small squares in each of the blocks draw the eye both horizontally and vertically as they create "lines" in the resultant quilt design.

The quilt layout featured on the right uses 90 degree rotations of some of the blocks to create a subtle secondary design in the quilt.