I played with the Vermont quilt block this week.
The block is drawn with an 8 x 8 grid.
The block on the left is the way the block is colored in Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar, 365 Quilts A Year. The block on the right is my colored variation.
For comparison, I’ve put both variations in a straight set.
There is no right or wrong; it is simply a matter of personal preference, or the look one wants. Using two or three colors is common in many wonderful traditional quilts.
The next three designs are also straight settings, but the Vermont quilt block has been altered to create an alternate block to use with the original. The Snowball quilt block is also used.
The Vermont quilt block set on point:
And three more on point designs using the Vermont block, a couple of variations, and the Snowball block:
Which do you like the best?
Not every design is a winner. I certainly don’t like all the virtual quilts that I’ve designed. That’s not the point. The point is to play; to learn what works and what doesn’t. Enjoy the process, and maybe make a real quilt once in a while.