Friday, January 29, 2010

Fan Blocks for February BOM

The Empire Quilter's Block of the Month for February is this fan block. Take a look here to see an easy method for make them:

The only difference between these and the "popular string quilt blocks" is that the seam allowances gradually increase or decrease. So you don't have to cut wedges; you cut long rectangles. A picture is worth a thousand words, so take a look.


Stephanie said...

Love it. Thanks so much for the link.

Jackie said...

Isn't this the same block that you made for the quilt in the most recent (I think) Quiltmaker magazine? I love it!

Barb said...

This is such a sweet and fun block.
Happy Weekend

Infant Bibliophile said...

That is beautiful! I just love all of the pink and red stuff this time of year. (Karen, I still can't get an email through to you using your profile email address. I was trying to email you a project).

Selvage Quilter said...

Yes this is the same thing, just smaller. Well, there is one difference. If you think of the fan as a sunrise, the sun is in the corner in this block. In the magazine, the sun is along one side. There are so many variations!

Infant Bibliofile,
My EMAIL is having problems!! I hope to have it working soon. Sorry for the delay.


WoolenSails said...

At his rate there will be a book, a thousand ways to use selvedges, lol. I love the houses.