This week, we’ll look at the Flying Dutchman quilt block from Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar.
The Flying Dutchman is drafted from a 4 x 4 grid.
Electric Quilt makes it quick and easy to visualize what this block will look like set side by side in a simple straight set with borders.
I like it better with sashing strips added:
See what happens when I switch out a few Flying Dutchman and add the Basic 4X block:
I like that star in the center!
Let’s see what the Flying Dutchman block looks like turned on point with borders:
Again, I like it better with sashing strips:
This is what happens when I increase the width of the sashing and put the Basic 4X blocks in the strips:
I am presenting basic design to you. Create your own fun by trying different borders, changing the color and value, rotating the blocks, playing with sashing, and trying different block combinati0ns.