This is another block that uses the 3-triangle unit and is to be found in the library of blocks that comes with ELectric Quilt. This time the unit is paired with 4-patch units to make a 9-patch block. This allows for all sorts of experimenting with colour and value placement. Download the instructions here. Instructions for piecing multiples of the unit can be found on the tutorials page.
These are just a few ideas, there are more in the instructions pages.
And then you can have fun making quilts as the 4-patch units create paths across or around the quilt depending, again, on how you colour them.
Sometimes you can see stars, and sometimes windmills. There are more ideas in the instruction sheet.
It is your choice whether to quilt the blocks individually or in sections (quilt-as-you-go) or to join all the blocks together first and then quilt the top as a whole. Instructions are given for both methods.
You will also find some ideas for quilting the blocks, sashings and borders.
We hope you have enjoyed this Block of the Month with a difference. Perhaps you could send a photo of your completed Puzzle Quilt for others to enjoy.
The final block for the Block of the Month Puzzle quilt is based on the Hope of Hartford block. This is a lovely little block and introduces the construction technique known as a ‘partial seam’. You can download the instructions here.
The original two blocks from the quilt are shown below –
Here are two further colour ideas drawn with EQ7 –
Fox and Geese is perhaps not as ‘simple’ as some of the others because there are a lot of units to make and you need to be fairly accurate in stitching everything together. But it is really not that complicated either! Take care with cutting and piecing for a super result. You can download the instructions for the block here.
Make several for a quilt, either straight set –
or with sashing between the blocks
or set on point with alternate ‘plain’ squares
Try adding a darker colour in the setting
or a completely different colourway for the block
and the quilt, set with sashing and cornerstones –