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Balance Quilt Block Part 2

In this post, I showed a few straight set quilt designs with the Balance quilt block.

Balance Quilt Block

Now let’s look at this block set on point:

Balance On Point Set

It’s a nice quilt.  I could see this on a table top, or the favored arm chair for this time of year.

How would it look with a green background?

Balance On Point Set

I prefer the white, but one isn’t better than the other…just personal preference.

Balance On Point Set

Perhaps more open space for the quilter who likes to show off her quilting:

Balance On Point Set

How about “floating” the blocks:

Balance On Point Set

One more:

Balance On Point Set

All of the blocks in the above designs are the Balance quilt block and variations created from Balance by deleting lines and moving color around.

You really can do a lot with one block.

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 .  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.