Calendar Blocks: Happy New Year and FREE Pattern
If you have my Quilter's Block a Day Calendar (either desktop or CD), you know that today's block is Happy New Year! I hope to feature several blocks a month here on my blog throughout 2021.
|Block a Day Calendar CD|
The CD offers the blocks in TWO sizes and I'm going to swing back and forth between them. I will also feature the 12 quilt patterns. Lots of eye candy for those who don't have the calendar; lots of tutorials for those who do have it. It's not too late to buy the CD.
|January 1 Block: Happy New Year, 9"|
This is what I call the "Tilt" block. I've made it many, many times. The angle for those outside triangles is achieved using any one of several rulers on the market: Tri-Recs, Fons and Porter, Creative Grids Half Rectangle or even my own Arrowheads ruler set. (I have 3 sets remaining and you can find them in my Etsy store with companion patterns).
Let's see the type of rulers. The set of 2 Arrowhead rulers is #5-6 below.
|Arrowheads Ruler Set (which comes with 2 patterns and a tip sheet for more ideas!)|
Now for a few other Tilt quilts. First is my Christmas table runner (which is still on my dining room table) and you can see several of those blocks tilting left and right. To make this design you only use the skinnier rulers (which is a half-rectangle) along with a square.
|Gardening Collection of fabrics by Windham|
|Cream and Sugar fabrics by Windham|
What does the pattern look like that comes with the set of rulers? It's my Arrowheads workshop set. These are 12" blocks. No, they don't tilt. But you can see that these blocks are very different and are cut using the rulers for a whole new design! Both rulers are used to create a triangle in a square and then I've streamlined the cutting for this 12" block.
|Arrowheads quilt. 12" blocks|
I will share more of these quilts another time. Go check out the Etsy listing. You better hurry - I only have 3 sets left and I'm not ordering any more to be laser cut!
And if you've come this far, the FREE pattern is one I designed for P and B Fabrics. It uses some specific animal panel motifs, but you can find something similar in your stash, right?
|Where the Wild Things Are: 10" blocks, 42" x 42" quilt|
I wish you a very Happy New Year! Check out my Quilter's Block a Day Calendar on CD in my Etsy shop. Free shipping (USA), too!