Today, I am presenting, City Streets, also found in the perpetual calendar, 365 Quilt Blocks a Year by Nancy Martin.
City Streets is drafted from a 3 x 3 grid.
Here it is presented in a simple straight set (blocks set square…side by side) with borders:
And, to make it interesting, in a straight set with sashing:
How about adding a few plain blocks:
Plain blocks are opportunities for adding applique or showing off quilting designs.
Here is what City Streets looks like in a simple on point set with borders:
Now let’s try it with sashing and plain blocks:
As always, my intent in presenting these blocks is to introduce you to basic quilt design. There is so much more one could try simply by experimenting with alternate blocks, value and color, and different borders to completely change the look.
Chisholm Trail, found in the perpetual calendar, 365 Quilt Blocks a Year by Nancy Martin, is drafted from a 4 x 4 grid.
Here it is presented in a simple straight set with borders…blocks set square side-by-side:
And in a straight set with sashing:
Chisholm Trail in an on point set with borders:
And set on point with sashing:
Throw in some plain blocks and rotate a few Chisholm Trail blocks:
Don’t stop there! Use alternate blocks, value and color, and different borders to completely change the look.
If you EQ, then go have fun!
This week, I am presenting the Children’s Delight quilt block.
This block is drawn with a 5 x 5 grid. Its asymmetrical design allows for some interesting design options.
Setting the block in a straight set:
Also a straight set, but the some of the blocks have been turned:
Children’s Delight in an on point setting:
Plain blocks have replaced some of the Children’s Delight blocks:
If you like the modern quilts, perhaps this is the block you are looking for. Have fun with this block; there’s lots to play with!
This week, I present the Carrie Nation quilt block, also included in the Nancy Martin’s 365 Quilt Blocks A Year Perpetual Calendar.
If you have BlockBase, it is listed as number 1105.
The Carrie Nation block is drawn with a 4 x 4 grid.
Using EQ7, here the blocks are in a straight set (set squarely side-by-side):
With sashing separating each block:
What if we turned blocks:
There are lots of variations that can happen when turning the blocks; I’ve only shown one.
And then there is the on point setting:
And turning the blocks:
This simple little block is so versatile; it is a great one to choose for quick and easy projects, baby quilts, modern quilts and more!
Bird’s Nest, found in the perpetual calendar, 365 Quilt Blocks a Year by Nancy Martin, is drafted from a 5 x 5 grid. You can also find this block listed in BlockBase as #3237.
I came up with a file loaded with designs while playing with Bird’s Nest. There’s alot one can do with this block.
Just to get started, a simple straight set with borders…blocks set square side-by-side:
Straight set with borders and an alternate block.
Bird’s Nest set on point, with borders:
Set on point with an alternate block and borders.
There is so much more one could do. Value and color, as well as arrangement, sashing, and different borders all could dramatically change the design.
If you EQ, then go have fun!