I have been practicing my EQ7 skills by working my way through some of the blocks from the Nancy Martin’s Perpetual 365 Quilt Blocks A Year Calendar.
* I could just as easily have chosen any other block based book or source to practice with.
For this week’s quilt block, I’m playing with Gentlemen’s Fancy.
This could be drawn with a 3 x 3 or 6 x 6 (easier) grid.
* Clicking on any of the photos will show a larger view.
Let’s see what the Gentlemen’s Fancy quilt block looks like in a basic straight set with borders.
And with some sashing and cornerstones added.
Or paired with an alternate block, in this case, the Basic 4X. Some of the 4X blocks were rotated.
A simple half-square triangle block was used as the alternate block in the next design.
It’s amazing what a simple block can do!
Now, for comparison to the straight set, let’s see what the Gentlemen’s Fancy quilt block looks like turned on point.
I like it better with the sashing and cornerstones included.
In this last design, notice the one little color change in the Gentlemen’s Fancy block?
It makes a big difference. So does placing a plain block here and there.
Which design do you like?