Cornerstone Novelty Frames
This cute little block is very quick and
easy. The larger you make the
faster the project.
I put this block in the
Novelty section, because
once again, it is a great way to highlight novelty prints.
You can bring a lot of color into this
quilt with the cornerstones. One way to design your quilt and make your
blocks is to coordinate all the cornerstone squares with the center prints.
If you use a lot of different novelty prints, when all the blocks are place
together, you will have lots of different colors in the squares that come
together in the corners.
This will make a fun, colorful secondary
pattern that will give personality to the quilt.
you can see from the grid lines, this is a 4-patch (or a 16-patch).
The small squares in the block were made
with 2-inch squares. When you put the 2-inch squares together, you lose
1/2 inch in the seam allowance, so the rectangles are cut at 3 1/2 inches.
The center block would then be cut at 3 1/2
x 3 1/2 inches.
It is very easy to make this block larger
or smaller. If you make your small squares 3-inches, the rectangles would
be cut at 5 1/2 inches.
When you make quilts using Novelty fabrics,
you usually want to get a large piece of the fabric in the center to show off
the print. Some novelty prints are small scale, while others are quite
large. Make your block larger or smaller accordingly.