Remember the dramatic block from last Friday? I put together a little How-To for the block. I’m calling it the High Drama Quatrefoil Block because of the way those fussy cuts come together. Click here for the pdf. If you wanted to make it into a quilt with repetitive blocks, here’s an idea of how it might look.Or you might do as I have done, and make that block the focal point or medallion of an entirely different kind of piece. First, I added a border to get this:Then I added two more borders to end up with this:All it needs now is basting, quilting and binding. Isn’t it amazing how those simple little squares at the corners bring it all together? Without the addition of black on the edges, the center would be unbalanced. I could have used some black HST’s (half square triangles) but I like the effect of the checkboard pattern. It’s a bit unexpected in a quilt that utilizes large personality prints like this one does.
These prints are all from Jane’s Sweet Lady Jane collection which is in stores now. The black is a Free Spirit solid. It measures 42″ square. I’m not sure that I’ll have time to put together a guide for the remainder of the piecing I used. Things are a little kooky right now. But if enough of you clamor, I’ll listen and put it on the list of things to do.