|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.
You might look at the Tea Rose quilt block and think "Where have I seen that block before?". I know I did and I was thinking of the Bear's Paw design.
Two sample quilt layouts are featured below for this quilt block. Both of these designs use sashing strips to separate the blocks, but the resultant quilts are very different.
The quilt layout on the left uses a side by side block setting, which results in a secondary pattern forming where the blocks and sashing strips meet. Depending on how you view the quilt, you might see meandering diagonal trails of light squares or you might see stars forming where four blocks meet.
The quilt layout on the right sets the blocks on point, alternating with colourful, blank blocks, for a place to highlight a lovely quilting design. The sashing strips use different colours on the sides for a different effect.
Similar Quilt Blocks:
~ Bear's Paw
~ Bear's Paw Variation
~ Best Friends
~ Black Tie Event
~ Doves in the Window