Anvil Quilt Block

I’ve been playing with the Anvil Quilt Block.

Anvil Quilt Block

I drew it with a 4 x 4 grid.

If you have BlockBase, it is #2645, but it is not difficult to draw, and is good practice.

Here is what the Anvil quilt block looks like set side by side in a straight set:

Anvil Straight Set

Still side by side in a straight set, but the colors have been changed up.  Some of the blocks are rotated as well:

Anvil Straight Set 3

Still using only the Anvil block, the next design looks like arrows:

Anvil Straight Set 4

I like it!

Adding sashing strips does make the quilt larger (a popular technique), but I don’t find it very exciting:

Anvil Straight Set 2

I have added a plain block, and a variation drawn from the Anvil quilt block, to the next design.  I find this a lot more interesting:

Anvil Straight Set 5

Two more designs:

Anvil Straight Set 6

Anvil Straight Set 7

Which is your favorite?  Why?  Which is your least favorite?  Why?

We’ll see what playing with the Anvil quilt block on point turns up next week. 

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10 responses to “Anvil Quilt Block

  1. My favourite is … ahhh … one of the last three!

  2. Ooooo – love that arrow design!!!!!! It is very different.

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  4. I want to make a variation on the Anvil block, which by changing up the pieces it becomes a sort of star in a star/diamond pattern.Made of 2 blocks, one is 4 HSTs making a diamond shape, the other is an eight point star with a 4-patch center. Would love to see a tutorial on this. I’m makink it scrappy, except for the large star points which will all be the same color.

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