One Union Square Quilt Block

What can be done with just one block?

  In this case the Union Square Block.

One Union Square

It is drawn with a 6 x 6 grid.

And this is what it looks like set side by side in a straight set:

One Union Square Straight Set

I like it because the blocks form a secondary design where they meet…more stars.

Many times sashing and cornerstones are added to the design.  While this allows one to see the individual blocks (and is an easy way to make a quilt larger for that larger bed), the secondary design is lost.

One Union Square Straight Set 2

What happens when we add lines to the Union Square quilt block?

Now we have more to look at!  It ‘feels’ more energetic.

One Union Square Straight Set 3

What happens if lines are deleted from the block, and we use the variations together?

One Union Square Straight Set 4

I like it!

Let’s add a plain block to the mix.

One Union Square Straight Set 5

I like it more!

Clicking on any of the photos will show a larger view.

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9 responses to “One Union Square Quilt Block

  1. I like the last one the best!

  2. I agre with Joe … he has an eye for a great design! Glad you agree with us both.

  3. I really like the negative space the second one creates. A good opportunity for special quilting

  4. I like them all – thanks for pointing out all the variations!

  5. Pingback: One Union Square Quilt Block – Part 2 |

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