I have been using the Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar 365 Quilt Blocks A Year to inspire myself to practice design. One of the August blocks is called Waterwheel.
I drew my block on 4 x 4 grid using Electric Quilt 8. You can certainly draw it with a pencil and graph paper.
I like to set the block side by side in a straight set just to get a feel for how it looks.
I had such a hard time getting inspired by this block that it has taken me weeks of procrastination to play with it.
Maybe sashing would make it look better?
Maybe rotating the blocks would help.
Rotated blocks without the sashing:
Maybe I’d like it better with a different colorway.
Or how about set on point?
Perhaps you might find a setting and/or a colorway for the Waterwheel block that really inspires you.
As for me…I am ready to move on to another block.