BLOCKS by SIZE 10.5" Quilt Blocks

A quilt block in a size of 10½ inches is not commonly used, but it is a nice "in-between" size to scale a quilt block when 14" is too big and 7" is too small. As you may have guessed, these quilt blocks fit into the category of seven patch since they are designed on a 7 x 7 grid.

Log Cabin

Sample Quilt Layouts


The Log Cabin quilt block is a favourite among experienced quilters and those just new to the craft. It is one of the most versatile blocks, simply due to the obvious dark and light halves of the completed block.

The quilt layouts shown below are just two of the many ways to set the blocks. Each of these quilt layouts has a name, and that name carries over into the use of any block with a definite dark and light side, so it is not limited to only using a Log Cabin quilt block.

The quilt layout on the left is called Streaks of Lightning and I am sure you can see the reason why that is so. The Sunshine and Shadows quilt layout shown on the right is one of my favourites -- partly because it is not seen as often as other designs (and I always like the "underdog"). It is a great use of "positive" and "negative" space in my view.

*Note: I have added two additional quilt layout images to the free pattern (not displayed here).