Our block for May is an unseasonal Snowflake.
Here’s a few ideas for other colours – first from EQ and then from students’ work –
Happy Easter! And welcome to Block six of our Block of the Month quilt-along. This month it is the turn of Card Trick.
This block relies on a clear difference between the colours used to create the illusion of interlocked squares. You can download the instructions for the block here.
Our alternative colourways could look like these –
And here’s some of the students’ blocks to give you an idea of how fabric choice can affect the look of a block, from the background to the contrast between colours –
March and block 5 of our Block of the Month quilt-along. This time it is the return of that perennial favourite – Ohio Star.
This block adds the Quarter-square Triangle to our repertoire of units. You can download the instructions for the block here. Our alternative colourways could look a little like these –
Students also played around with colour –
But be careful that your colours are not too similar
February already, and the fourth block in our quilt-along Block of the Month quilt. This time it’s the turn of Churn Dash, but with an added twist – ‘Churn Dash Variation’, if you like – I have added Flying Geese units to the traditional block.
You can download the instructions for the block here. Other colourways could look like these –
You could make the Flying Geese units and the rectangles the same colour as two students did –
They also made the units by just adding triangles to two corners of a square – because they didn’t like making Flying Geese.
Happy New Year! And it is time for the third block in our Quilt-along. This month it is the Road to California block combining those Half-square triangles with Four-patches.
You can download the instructions here. But first here’s a couple of other colour ideas –
And if you don’t like the look of that block, but you’ve made the units, there’s no law that says you can’t rearrange them to make a different block as one student did –
This month we look at how to make the blocks ‘dance’. The technique is often called Twist and Turn and the instructions provided are based on those in a book – Twist and Turn by Sharyn Squier Craig published in 1996 by Chitra. This is a super book with lots of ideas for block settings with a difference. You can download a pdf of instructions for our quilt blocks here.
So here is Friendship Star dancing in the quilt –
Next month we will have the instructions for our third block for the Dancing Blocks wallhanging.
This is another block with the three-triangle unit in the middle of the block giving a pinwheel effect. Just four of these units and four big Flying Geese units, together with squares in the corners, make this block with lots of opportunities for changing the look of the block with colour placement. Download the instructions to make the block here, along with ideas for colour and quilt settings.