This week, we are exploring basic quilt design with the Love in a Tangle quilt block.
This block can be drawn with a 9 x 9 Grid.
If you have BlockBase, it is number 2066.
Let’s see what the block looks like when set side by side in a straight set with borders:
Clicking on any of the photos will show a larger view.
Let’s add another design element by adding sashing:
Love in a Tangle has alot going for it. The framed center block is an area to showcase a focus fabric, favorite photos, or quilting designs. The sawtooth piecing (triangles) that surrounds the framed blocks provide ‘excitement/movement’.
The block can be colored in any number of ways. I chose to color it in such a way that the blocks will connect. The sashing emphasizes the connection and adds a dimension of depth to the quilt design.
I like the quilt without an alternate block. However, just for fun, I added a nine-patch to the framed blocks.
The next design shows the Love in a Tangle quilt block on point. Often, blocks will become much more interesting when set this way. At the least, you can get a different perspective.
With the sashing and a few alternate blocks, I think the design becomes more interesting:
Lots more alternate blocks added:
You can find more blocks in the sidebar. See Categories>Quilts>Nancy Martin Calendar Blocks.