I have been enjoying playing with the Indian Maze quilt block.
This block is drawn with an 8 x 8 grid.
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Here’s what the Indian Maze quilt block looks like in a basic straight set with borders:
Using Electric Quilt, it is very easy to delete a few lines from the original block and create a variation of this block.
Now let’s pair the two together:
Here is another variation created simply by deleting lines from the original Indian Maze block:
And a quilt designed with the original block and the new variation:
Now, for comparison to the straight set, let’s see what the Indian Maze quilt block looks like turned on point (with sashing and cornerstones).
I like it! It looks like tapestry to me.
And more designs on point, with the variation blocks included:
It isn’t hard to design your own quilts. Just by deleting a few lines to create new variations of a block, and perhaps adding a plain block, one can create lots and lots of quilt designs.
Play with color too. Be sure to have dark, medium and light values. Move them around…you’ll be surprised what a difference it makes!
Which design do you like?