|BLOCKS by SIZE||10" Quilt Blocks|
What could be easier, math-wise, than a quilt block in a 10 inch size? Surprisingly, the 10" block is not the most commonly used size, (that would be the 12" block), but there are still many quilt blocks that fit into this category and here is my list of currently available patterns.
Both of the quilt layouts shown below featuring the Crosses and Losses quilt block use an on point setting of the blocks for very different results.
The quilt layout illustrated on the left uses sashing strips for an extra design element and the setting triangles on the outer edges give a vibrant splash of colour.
The quilt layout shown on the right adds large corner triangles to the outer edges of each block. This enlarges the quilt and with careful colour placement of these triangles, a sort of "colour blocking" effect results.
Both quilts also took advantage of the directional nature of the block. By rotating several of the blocks by 90 degrees, different parts of the block become the subtle focus.