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.

Z Cross

Sample Quilt Layouts

I am always amazed when what appears to be a very ordinary block such as the Z Cross, can create such an interesting secondary pattern when placed in the quilt. (Note how pinwheels appear when you place the blocks next to each other.) Needless to say I was really pleased with the resultant quilts I came up with while playing around with the layouts.

The quilt layout featured below on the left sets the blocks on point in a very standard setting. What results is both a positive and negative pinwheel design when the blocks sit next to each other.

The quilt layout illustrated on the right also uses an on point block setting. By strategically placing the colourful, blank blocks and also pieced half blocks in the design, a striking central motif results.