A new letter – N – and some new blocks this week. Starting with our applique letter, which you can download
Our first new block is New Album. Album blocks were very popular for friendship quilts as the centre ‘blank’ space was used for signatures; it could also be used as a ‘label’ for the back of your quilt too. Download the instructions and a block to colour.
If you are intending to use it as a signature block then remember to leave that centre as a pale colour so your writing/embroidery shows up.
Our second new block this week is New Waterwheel and you can download the instructions for this block here as well as a block to colour.
and some alternative colours (because half the fun is the colouring-in!)
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.
I’m sure this block has featured on the blog before – probably as part of one the Block of the Month quilts – but no apologies for showing it again. You can download instructionsfor a 12 inch block here along with all sorts of ideas for colouring and quilt settings. Look on the Tutorials page for quick-piecing instructions for the various units in this block (and others in the series).
The instructions show the block in this colourway –
but here’s a few more ideas from almost monochrome, through acid greens to Autumnal –
In addition to the quilt ideas in the instructions, here’s a few more – starting with the block just straight set and no variations –
two differently coloured blocks –
then set on point –
and finally two very different colourways set together (though the same pale fabric does appear in both) –