BLOCKS by SIZE 7" Quilt Blocks

If 7 is your lucky number, then the seven inch size of quilt block is for you! It is not all that common in use, but if you are wanting to make smaller blocks, this category of block is a just a scaled down version of any 14" quilt block.


Free Quilt Block Pattern

I had never heard of the Acanthus quilt block, but with a little research, I found it was designed by "Nancy Cabot", a pen name of Loretta Leitner Rising, who wrote a daily newspaper column for the Chicago Tribune during the 1930s featuring a new quilt block pattern each day. Acanthus was one of those designs.

This easy quilt block features only squares and rectangles and is designed as a seven patch, since it is drafted on a 7 x 7 grid. However, it is sewn as an uneven nine patch for ease in the sewing process.