Some time ago, I thought it would be great practice for me to work my way through drawing the blocks found in Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar 365 Blocks A Year. The calendar was published in 1999. I don’t know that I have had it that long, but I’ve certainly had it a very long time.
Obviously, I don’t work a block a day, but I’ve worked (I should say played) my way through quite a few blocks. You can find them by clicking on the Quilt Blocks tab in my header.
And I have learned, and gained confidence, in using grids to draw blocks, as well as experimenting in quilt design.
The following block is simply named Train in Nancy’s calendar.
Train is easily drawn using an 8 x 8 grid.
I think this block is a great little block for children’s quilts!
Or perhaps use just one block and a track border for a fun little pillow for a child.