Another block, from Nancy Martin’s 365 Quilt Blocks a Year Perpetual Calendar, that is fun to play with is the Old Favorite quilt block.
It is drawn with an 8 x 8 grid.
Sometimes we just want a simple calm, masculine looking quilt. Using just three fabrics (a dark, a medium, and a light), and setting the block in a straight set gives us just that.
And sometimes we want a bright quilt, so I’ve recolored the block.
And I’ve set the block in a straight set with an alternate block. Alot more energy is happening now!
And again, Old Favorite in two colorways, set in a straight set with an alternate block.
Let’s not forget to play with the on point setting (lots of interesting things can happen when turning a block on point). Here I have added some plain blocks to the mix.
Much more can be done just by moving color and value around the block. Have fun playing with this one!
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