For practice this week, I chose the Aircraft quilt block.
It can be drawn with a 2 x 2, or 4 x4 grid.
If you have BlockBase, it is #1319. I like to draw the blocks that I practice with, since the point of practice is to learn to use Electric Quilt, and increase my quilt design skills.
Here is what the block looks like in a straight set:
The Aircraft quilt block is a simple little block, so I thought I would need lots of alternate blocks to play with.
Not so (which is good, since I have a self-imposed challenge to work with one block).
Let’s play with rotation.
Not a single alternate block was used in any of the four previous designs, yet, there is plenty of movement going on! Diagonals, zig-zags and bow-ties for the eye to see!
I added one simple alternate block in the following design:
For the next two designs, I’ve added just one alternate block that was created by simply deleting a few lines from the Aircraft quilt block.
The open spaces calm the design down and let the eye rest. They are good spaces for lovely quilting.
I have yet to try this block in an on point setting. That will be next week’s practice.