A recent comment on an older blog post showing the Anvil Quilt Block inspired me to revisit the Electric Quilt project file.
I tried one of my variation blocks in a straight set design.
What if I set plain blocks in the corners?
What if I moved the color around just a bit?
How about I try the block on point?
And move the color just a bit.
Of course, one could try lots more by switching up the color/value altogether. That’s what makes design so much fun!
Anvil Quilt Block Part 1
Anvil Quilt Block Part 2
Last week, I shared a few quilt designs using the Anvil quilt block in straight set designs.
This week, I played with the Anvil quilt block on point.
It is a bit boring to me when placed side by side as in the above design.
How about adding one more color and rotating some of the blocks:
Moving color around reveals a couple of odd shaped stars. Do you see them?
I love the arrows in the next design, but I’m not a big fan of those floating pink triangles around the outside edges.
Again, moving color around, rotating some blocks, and adding plain blocks to create a sense of space:
I like the stars in the center, and I like the way the design is framed.
I like it without the stars in the center too:
Last…but not least:
Amazing what one can do with one simple block.
I’ve been playing with the 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:
Still side by side in a straight set, but the colors have been changed up. Some of the blocks are rotated as well:
Still using only the Anvil block, the next design looks like arrows:
I like it!
Adding sashing strips does make the quilt larger (a popular technique), but I don’t find it very exciting:
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:
Two more designs:
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.