The Swing in the Center quilt block was a bit of a challenge for me to draw. I don’t know why…perhaps because it was late when I decided to play with the block.
But I conquered it with a 6 x 6 grid!
In Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar, 365 Quilt Blocks A Year, (my current source for Electric Quilt practice) the block is colored without an accent color. I like the way the accent makes the block ‘pop’.
One straight set without the accent, and one with:
You’ve probably noticed…the one with the accent color also has sashing between the blocks.
There is no right or wrong, just personal preference. There are times when one really wants a monochromatic scheme. Perhaps it fits the decor of a room the best.
Lines can be added/deleted from a quilt block to create alternate blocks to use with the original. I have three altered Swing in the Center blocks in this next design.
Open spaces in a design let the eye rest, and are opportunities for special quilting.
You can have blocks floating or anchored.
Again, there is no right or wrong. Just personal preference.
Swing in the Center set on point, with sashing and cornerstones:
On point design options:
Which is your favorite?