Drafting 9 Patch Spin Blocks
Do you give yourself design challenges? This week I challenge myself to draft three new 9 patch quilt blocks.
Here were my Electric Quilt challenge rules:
Quantum Leap Blocks
All of the Quantum Leap blocks were colored using a new fabric collection (Quantum) by Guicy Giuce for Andover.
I've included notes on how I would approach piecing each of these blocks.
Quantum Leap Star #1 would be easy to piece using the V Block Trimmer from Deb Tucker's Studio 180 Design. I used the partial V Block unit in my pattern Whim Wham Stars.
Quantum Leap 2 is a variation on Quantum Leap 1. There are a couple of tools in my collection that would aide in construction. The Corner Beam Tool (formerly called Spotlight) can be used for the yellow "beam-like" units. The corners could be done using the Tucker Trimmer.
Quantum Leap 3 looks a bit like a spinning asteroid. The corners could be created using the Split Rects tool. I would use the Square 2 toll for the center. The half-square triangle units could be done with the Tucker Trimmer. The corners could be pieced with the Corner Pop.
How would you piece each of these blocks.
Please feel free to use my challenge rules to design new 9 patch blocks. I would love to see your blocks. Please feel free to post pictures in one of the Electric Quilt 8 Facebook groups -- or on my page.
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