One of the things that I love about Electric Quilt, is the quick and easy way to visualize what a block will look like in a quilt setting.
Today, we are looking at the Coronation block from Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar.
Coronation is drafted from an 8 x 8 grid.
Here it is presented in a simple straight set (blocks set square…side by side) with borders:
And with some plain blocks added:
Those plain blocks open up areas for applique, and to show off quilting. Plain blocks can also alter a design in very pleasing and unexpected ways.
Here is what Coronation looks like in a simple on point set with borders:
I generally find blocks set side-by-side to be very busy designs. I think most blocks really need to be set with an alternate block, whether it be plain or another block.
Here’s the on point setting with some plain blocks added:
I’d like to see this design in red, gold, green and white…I’m seeing Christmas with these stars!
If you have BlockBase, you can play with a variation of the Coronation quilt block.
It is number 4185 and is drafted with a 10 x 10 grid.
Just to visualize, I have alternated both Coronation quilt blocks in a straight set followed by an on point setting.
So go ahead and have fun! Try on different borders, change the color and value, rotate the blocks, and try different block combinati0ns.