Balance

If you haven’t met the quilt block called Balance, then let me introduce you.

Balance Quilt Block

I found this block in Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar 365 Quilt Blocks A Year.

I drew it with a 5 x 5 grid in Electric Quilt 7.  If you own BlockBase, it is #1817c.

It isn’t often that one sees a green and white quilt (I don’t think I’ve ever seen one…I may have to google that later), but it is March, and I’m longing for spring, so I’ve set this block with green and white. 

Here is how it looks in a straight set:

Balance Straight Set

In the following design, I’ve deleted a few lines from the block to create an alternate crossing block to set Balance with.  I’ve also added another green to the mix.

Balance Straight Set

I squared up the quilt design (it isn’t longer than it is wide now) and rearranged the blocks:

Balance Straight Set

Again, Balance is set side-by-side.  The only difference is in the color placement.  Stars have appeared!

Balance Straight Set

An alternate color theme:

Balance Straight Set

By deleting just a few lines, I’ve created another alternate block to add to the mix:

Balance Straight Set

And one more arrangement:

Balance Straight Set

Lots more could be done with this block, so go ahead and play with it!  See what you come up with!

By the way, this block looks amazingly like Bachelor’s Puzzle.

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12 responses to “Balance

  1. Reblogged this on Karen The Quilter and commented:
    This is one of my favorite blog to follow. Laura works with one block at a time, generally thru EQ7 and plays with settings with that block and with different colors. One week she will play with straight settings and the next week “on point” settings. I think you will enjoy her blog as much as I do.

  2. Love your blog! Thanks for posting all of the variations on so many blocks. I have reblogged to my blog! Again, luv it! Karen

  3. Found you because Karen re-blogged you!! Just love how EQ7 allows you to play with blocks. This does remind me of Bachelors Puzzle. I made that pattern a couple of times in the past. I will enjoy following your blog and all the variations you come up with.

  4. These are lovely! I especially like the lattice effect of your second design!!

  5. These are beautiful. I think my favorite would be the very first picture.

  6. Pingback: Balance Quilt Block Part 2 | LC's Cottage

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