February’s theme for Quilt Block Mania is “Connections”. I am excited to see how all the designers have interpreted this theme because it is so broad.
I chose to go with a French Braid block with an extra triangle to add some pizazz. In this image it shows a three color block, but this could be so pretty with a unrestrained scrappy look. The block uses the odds and ends of all those 2.5″ strips to make the braid. I think as long as the larger piece is treated as background, this will be a really effective quilt.
Here is the block.
And here is just one way that you could set the blocks. This sample uses 16 of the 12″ blocks and an easy 5″ border for a 58″ square quilt. It would be very easy to make the quilt larger by adding more blocks or borders.
Here is a much scrappier version with some different border choices.
The instructions for this block are FREE until March 31, 2023.
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This block is now available for purchase on Etsy and from my Shoppe for just $2.99.
Heart and Star
Woven Heart by Inquiring Quilter
Puzzle Block by Inflorescnece
Connected Hearts by BoBerry Design Co.
Mardi Gras Geese
Chain Link by Sugar Sand Quilt Co.
Linked by QuiltFabrication
DNA by Palm Creations
Hello at Patti’s Patchwork
Lover’s Knot at Lovingly, Lissa
Double Hearts by Appliques Quilts and More
Key to my Heart
Connections by Penny Spool Quilts
WiFi Signal by Crafty Staci
With Love By Sew Cute And Quirky
Braided Love by Kaye Collins
Celtic Tree of Life By Sallys’ Sewing Circle
Hearts Together Block by Sew Worthy Mama
Sunshine Village Church by Sarah Marcina
Left and Right Block at The (not so) Dramatic Life
Love Encircled by Jessica of Blue Sky Modern Craft
Celtic Hearts by A Piece of Quiet Quilts
Half Friendship Star with Heart by Blue Bear Quilts