Four Corners Quilt Block

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.

NM Four Corners Straight Set

With sashing and cornerstones added:  

NM Four Corners Straight Set 2

Let’s try some plain blocks:

NM Four Corners Straight Set 3

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.

NM Four Corners Straight Set 4

Next, the Four Corners blocks are placed on point:

NM Four Corners On Point Set

And with sashing and cornerstones:

NM Four Corners On Point Set 2

And again, on point, and with the Snowball blocks.

NM Four Corners On Point Set 3

Notice the vertical and horizontal lines of the straight set designs switch to a diagonal direction in the on point design settings.

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2 responses to “Four Corners Quilt Block

  1. I spy some of my most used fabrics for virtual designs! I like the one with the snowball blocks … the best way to add some restful spots in a design.

  2. Great minds think alike! Alright…I confess…it is purely coincidental that I used some of your favorite fabrics. LOL!

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