This week, I’m introducing the Four Corners quilt block, also found in Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar.
Four Corners is drafted from a 6 x 6 grid.
Here is what the Four Corners block looks like set side by side in a simple straight set with borders.
With sashing and cornerstones added:
Let’s try some plain blocks:
Plain blocks open up spaces that allow for embroidery or to show off quilting. Plain blocks allow spaces for the eye to rest and sometimes create wonderful design surprises.
Below, the simple plain block is actually the Snowball Block. It has triangles of color in the four corners, and is often used as an alternate block in design.
Next, the Four Corners blocks are placed on point:
And with sashing and cornerstones:
And again, on point, and with the Snowball blocks.
Notice the vertical and horizontal lines of the straight set designs switch to a diagonal direction in the on point design settings.