The Album quilt block, another pick from Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar (I’m still working my way through this calendar), was a bit of a challenge for me this week. Maybe it is because I had to use orange and blue. Whatever.
The Album block is drawn with a 3 x 3 grid.
Here is how it looks in a straight set:
I experimented with an inner border without sashing between it and the quilt. I don’t think I like it.
I like the plain inner border on the next design. It also has sashing between the blocks:
I made some changes to the Album block and used the new blocks in the following designs:
The last design is a sampler to help you see the blocks. The blocks are set on point.
The block in the top right corner is the Album block.
The center block has all the lines deleted but the four corner triangles. It forms a Snowball block.
The lower right corner has the small inner squares deleted, and lines added to create the star.
The block in the upper left corner has the inner squares deleted.
The block in the lower left corner added lines to create rectangles within the blocks.
I could search block libraries for alternate blocks to use in a design, but adding and deleting lines to and from the main block that I want to use ensures that I will have blocks that play well together.
Next week, I’ll show the Album block in a few on point settings.