Building Blocks

Building Quatrefoil blocks, to be specific. You saw Block 1 in my last post. Here are a few more:

Quatrefoil Block 2
Quatrefoil Block 3
Quatrefoil Block 4
Quatrefoil Block 5
Quatrefoil Block 6

Do you have a favorite? I like every block but confess I’m partial to Number One:

Quatrefoil Block 1

The pattern I am using is Quatrefoil from the Missouri Star Quilt Company. It’s available as a paper pattern and also as a pdf download. I bought it in pdf format for a mere $3.95 and was able to print the pattern almost immediately.

These blocks finish at 12″ square. I’ve decided to make a throw-size quilt with 12 blocks. With sashing strips and borders added, my quilt will finish somewhere around 56″ x 68″ — a good size to display on the back of a couch or over one’s lap.

Here are the first six blocks stuck up on my design wall with some sashing strips:

You can see how the sashing srips and the four-patches in the corner of each block combine to create an Irish chain effect. That’s one of the reasons I like this Quatrefoil quilt pattern so much.

I need to pay careful attention to how I put the fabric combinations together in the final six blocks so that the over-all effect is balanced. Isn’t it funny how hard we quilters work to make a scrappy quilt look effortlessly planned?

 

 

 

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8 Responses to Building Blocks

  1. Karen Friedrichs says:

    This is really a pretty block–all the color combos. Will you be sharing the pattern? I am new to receiving your blog so maybe you did already.

  2. Karen Friedrichs says:

    Thank you, I do follow MSQ, even had the opportunity to visit them two years ago.

  3. Diane says:

    I am always surprised when one particular block really sends me because I can’t really explain why. That said, so far in this quilt, number 4 has me all starry eyed. Is it the patterns, colors or overall composition? Just don’t know, but it sure is fun to go through the process!

  4. Char says:

    Very fresh and clean looking. I like it!

  5. Sandy says:

    All the blocks are beautiful. I think I am partial to block 6 though, but love them all. You do such beautiful work.

  6. Colleen says:

    Another work of art in the making! I love these fabrics. They are beautiful in this pattern. Must say my favorite is #5.

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