It has been quite awhile since I shared a post with quilt designs (not including revisiting a block recently). Last week, I picked up my Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar 365 Quilt Blocks A Year, and I randomly chose a block.
Right away, I disliked the block. It became a challenge (I will not be defeated by this block!). I persevered, and warmed up to it.
Here is Brave World:
It can be drawn with a 2 x 2 grid.
Here is how it looks in a basic straight set:
Sashing strips make it easy to see the block, and make it easy to change the size of a quilt, as well as add another design aspect.
I this case, I don’t care for the sashing strips, so the next few straight set designs are playing with alternate blocks.
How do you know if you like your block paired with other blocks unless you play?
I’m not a big fan of this next design, but it happens to be the Hubby’s choice. He says to make it black, white and grey, since he can imagine Tie fighters with all the movement that the blocks create. Gotta love that imagination!
He does bring up a good point, however. Color and value can make a big difference. I am showing one colorway of an endless array of possibilities!
Perhaps the above designs are too busy for you. After all, different strokes for different folks! Deleting lines can be just as important as adding lines to design.
Deleting lines, and/or, adding plain blocks can open up lots of opportunities for the addition of applique, or quilting, if that is your thing!
Go get creative with your designing and have fun!