Create a quilt with one or more of these 10" quilt block patterns.
Ten-inch quilt blocks are usually five patch designs, but the patchwork in some of the blocks has been subdivided to make the layout more intricate. This block size works nicely for all sorts of quilts, from baby quilts and wallhanging to bed quilt projects.
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I like to use the same color for all of the interior pinwheel areas of Baton Rouge Square quilt blocks, but you might prefer the look on the right, with colors that are split. Try using two fabrics that blend just a bit in those slots for a slightly different look.
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King's Chain is a 10" quilt block that allows you to create a quilt with lots of diagonal flow. Use a design wall or another flat surface to twist and turn a batch of quilt blocks. You may be surprised at the endless number of layouts that are possible when you use this single design.
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Use quick piecing techniques to assemble 10" Square and a Half quilt blocks. The illustration shows how easy it is to alter the look of the block by simply changing its corners, but there are many other ways to change its appearance. Use fabrics of different colors instead of a monochromatic layout or sew blocks from a wide assortment of fabrics to make a scrap quilt.
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An image of one Round the Twist quilt block makes it difficult to see the design that emerges when groups of blocks are sewn together, but I've included a quilt preview in the block pattern. The design looks very much like a Celtic Twist block and is very easy to assemble.Continue to 5 of 11 below.
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Put your small scraps to good use by making a batch of Twenty-Five Patch quilt blocks. Be sure to have some solid black or navy blue fabric on hand to help a few squares in this design 'drop out' to create more visual interest. The block can be sewn in a theme, too, and you can put strip piecing to work to avoid sewing each square together individually.
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Grandmother's Frame is a 10" quilt block pattern that gives you an opportunity to feature a favorite focal fabric at the block's center. The remaining patchwork can be twisted and turned in several ways to alter the block's appearance.
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Buckeye Beauty is one of many quilt blocks that have been known by different names throughout the years. It's another design with strong diagonal linking that makes it fun to twist and turn the blocks to create a unique layout. Four blocks are illustrated here to show one easy way they can be arranged.
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This 10" quilt block illustrates four very different examples of the Game Cocks design. The blocks shown here are all assembled in the same way but appear to be very different due to the color and contrast choices within each one. Quick piecing makes this quilt block a breeze to sew.Continue to 9 of 11 below.
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This 10" quilt block was inspired by a quilt displayed on a quilt barn. The block is easy to assemble, even for beginners, because all patches have sturdy straight grain edges. Strip piecing helps you sew the block together in no time at all.
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This 10" Lady of the Lake quilt block is a five patch variation of the popular traditional design. You'll find a few links to other versions of different sizes and patch layouts in the pattern. Lady of the Lake is sewn entirely with quick pieced half square triangle units.
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Try Grandma's Favorite if you love pinwheel quilt blocks. Don't limit yourself to just a few colors because this design makes a wonderful scrap quilt. Strip piecing and easy half square triangle units make this quilt block so easy to assemble.