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Coronation Quilt Block

One of the things that I love about Electric Quilt, is the quick and easy way to visualize what a block will look like in a quilt setting.

Today, we are looking at the Coronation block from Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar.

Coronation is drafted from an 8 x 8 grid.

Here it is presented in a simple straight set (blocks set square…side by side) with borders:

Coronation Straight Set

And with some plain blocks added:

Coronation Straight Set 2

Those plain blocks open up areas for applique, and to show off quilting.  Plain blocks can also alter a design in very pleasing and unexpected ways.

Here is what Coronation looks like in a simple on point set with borders:

Coronation Straight On Point Set

I generally find blocks set side-by-side to be very busy designs.  I think most blocks really need to be set with an alternate block, whether it be plain or another block.

Here’s the on point setting with some plain blocks added:

Coronation Straight On Point Set 2

I’d like to see this design in red, gold, green and white…I’m seeing Christmas with these stars!

If you have BlockBase, you can play with a variation of the Coronation quilt block.

It is number 4185 and is drafted with a 10 x 10 grid.

Just to visualize, I have alternated both Coronation quilt blocks in a straight set followed by an on point setting.

Coronation Straight Set 3

Coronation Straight On Point Set 3

So go ahead and have fun!  Try on different borders, change the color and value, rotate the blocks, and try different block combinati0ns.