It’s no secret that I have a slight little obsession with Alyce Blyth’s Blossom Heart Quilts Blog. Between the Bee Hive Quilting Bee and now her e-book about designing quilt blocks (and figuring out the quilty math), it seems I’m always paying close attention to what she’s up to!
A little while back, Alyce was on the hunt for some volunteers to design blocks using her DIY Block Design e-book. I jumped at the chance.
Today, I’m excited to share my block design with you.
If you haven’t had a chance to check out Alyce’s book, I really encourage you to take a peek. It is a great reference for learning basic block structure and common structure of piecing blocks.
Now I own some handy dandy complicated (slightly expensive) quilt design software. I also am not the most technically savvy individual.
More often than not, I find myself doodling my quilt block designs on graph paper.
Now here’s another little, not so secret, tidbit about me:
I am not a math whiz!
Seriously, you aren’t surprised in the least, I know.
Somehow, I followed along with Alyce’s basic quilt math instructions, and I managed to piece together a block that turned out just like I had envisioned.
Not too shabby.
Now I’m quite happy with how my quilt top is turning out, but for right now, I’m only going to show you a little peek.
DIY Block Design is a perfect book if you want to learn how to design your own quilt blocks, or you just need a little extra help figuring out your quilty math. It is also fantastic for figuring out how to resize your favorite blocks.
This book is also fantastic if you come across a vintage quilt and you want to figure out how to construct the block without a pattern.
Now that I’m on track with my quilt design, the only question is just when this bed-sized quilt will get finished up and on to its new home!! That remains to be seen.