Quilt Blocks

Written by Rebecca Russell
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If you are familiar with the process of quilting, you understand that one of the most important parts of the craft is the planning. Before any piece of material sees the sharp end of scissors or a single needle gets threaded, there is a great deal of time spent determining what kind of quilt will be created. Planning involves choosing a pattern, size, fabric and the style in which the piece will be quilted.

Planning with Quilt Blocks

It is commonly known that quilts are planned with certain shapes, repeated over and over again in various formations. These shapes are known as quilt blocks and some would argue that they are the most vital part of any quilt. Many people choose to follow a traditional pattern, such as the log cabin or double wedding ring. Others choose to make their own designs, plotting them out on paper to see what shapes work best together.

The quilt maker will arrange his or her chosen blocks on paper, creating a miniature drawing of the quilt prior to its creation. The blocks are then colored with the appropriate hue or design, according to the type of fabric the quilt maker intends to use. Once the pattern has been filled in, the final result is a complete blueprint of the how the quilt will be pieced together.

Quilt blocks are available from many sources. They are often published as collections in books available in any craft store or online. Blocks are also traded among friends and family, as they have been for generations. The Internet also has a vast supply of blocks that are posted by quilting enthusiasts. These blocks are typically free of charge and offer a great deal of variety.


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