BLOCKS by SIZE 7.5" Quilt Blocks

Ten inch quilt blocks are a favourite of quilters. However if you are wanting to make a smaller version of any given 10" block, with a little finagling, the math for a 7½ inch block is not that difficult. And -- for the blocks below, I have done that math for you! A win-win!

Sandy Dunes

Free Quilt Block Pattern

The Sandy Dunes quilt block is an easy block using only squares and (my favourite) flying geese units. The block is sewn as an uneven nine patch, rather than in five rows, even though it is a five patch block. (This is my preference, but you can certainly sew it in rows if you like.)

I played around with the block when making the sample quilt illustrations. As you can see, one is set on point and the other is a simple straight set with sashing. By changing up the sashing colours there is a visual secondary pattern forming a sort of "staircase" effect. Then adding extra blank blocks to the quilt on point gives a different geometric look to that quilt. What can you come up with?

More Sun and Surf blocks
~ By the Sea
~ Lady of the Lake
~ Little Boat