Nine Patch Sampler – week five BONUS – donut blocks

donut quilt blocks with title.

This week’s bonus is another layout that can be done with five squares, and four HST squares.  By changing light and dark values, you can get a totally new block.  This is one of the great things about quilting.  Even with simple pieces, the design possibilities are endless.

I don’t know if there is a traditional name for this layout, but I call it a donut block.  That’s what it looks like to me, but maybe that’s because I’m Canadian.


These blocks are assembled the same as the other nine patch blocks that we’ve made.  In fact, if you look closely, you can see that it is actually a Shoo Fly block, just with the corners turned around..

Experiment with your own layouts and colours and see what you come up with!

nine patch sampler quilt with title.

churn dash block with title.
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Elizabeth DeCroos

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Elizabeth enjoys doing all types of sewing and needlework and teaching others new techniques. Find out how to take a course or workshop.

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