What can be done with just one block?
In this case the Union Square Block.
It is drawn with a 6 x 6 grid.
And this is what it looks like set side by side in a 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.
What happens when we add lines to the Union Square quilt block?
Now we have more to look at! It ‘feels’ more energetic.
What happens if lines are deleted from the block, and we use the variations together?
I like it!
Let’s add a plain block to the mix.
I like it more!
*Clicking on any of the photos will show a larger view.