I promised in this months challenge to share some 9 patch blocks this week … so I am breaking that promise today, and sharing some 4 patch blocks instead. Maybe I will still share some 9 patch next week.
The block I started with in this case is a little more complex than a basic 4 patch, as it has the block divided into a 32 x 32 grid. This gives a lot more scope for some fancy blocks, but I have used the same base lines in every variation with just a few additions to divide some of the pieces into two or maybe more pieces. I have added virtual quilting lines to the sampler.
The bottom row of the sampler shows four blocks which break away from that base in the corners … check out the quilting lines to see the breakaway lines.
So, what can be done with those blocks?
I have used the basic block in the centre, and in all four corners.
All the other blocks are basically recolouring of blocks from the sampler. the sampler.
Same quilt as above, but with the quilting lines added so you can see what pieces have been recoloured. In a real quilt I would eliminate some of the seamlines, but I would possibly use the basic block seam lines as the quilting lines.
If you are following the monthly Virtual Quilt Challenges I hope this will spur you on the keep playing with the block worktable, and hopefully share some results via comments, or on the Virtual Quilt Challenges Facebook group. As the group is private you will be asked a few questions so I know I am talking to a quilter if you are not already a member, but the questions are not too hard!
Note … This is a new project file and I have now shared 8,000 virtual quilts … and I am using blocks I have named after my littlest sister, who died in an accident many years ago.