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

Sample Quilt Layouts


I played around with the Sandy Dunes block when making the sample quilt layouts illustrated. As you can see, the quilt shown on the left uses a simple straight set with sashing. Changing up the sashing colours produces a visual secondary pattern forming a sort of "staircase" effect in the design.

By adding extra blank blocks to the quilt illustrated on the right with blocks set on point, the focus becomes the pinwheel shapes and 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
~ Saltwater Taffy