Eight Hands Around is a patchwork quilt made with the traditional quilt block of the same name. The blocks are constructed in the same way, but with some fabric flip-flopping to add a bit of movement across the surface of the quilt. The quilt pattern gives you an opportunity to practice making half square triangles and flying geese. Overall, the quilt finishes at about 68" x 80", with blocks at 12" square. You can make it larger or smaller by adding or subtracting blocks, and it's easy to change the theme -- just choose different fabrics.