red and white corner quilt blocks laid out with title.

Optional Corner Block Quilt Layouts

If you liked the Corner Block from the log cabin sampler quilt, you can make some nice quilts using only that block.  Here are a few suggested layouts to try.

Hop and a Step

This option uses corner blocks exactly like in the sampler quilt, using light, medium and dark fabrics.  The alternating placement gives a staircase effect.


Square Frames

Changing the orientation of some of the blocks makes a square of medium fabrics appear.  The light and dark alternating gives a shadow effect.


Fans in a Row

This option uses only one colour way of corner block – light square and dark outer corner.  By turning the blocks on point and alternating with plain blocks, a row of fans appears.  This would be a great option to showcase free motion quilting.


Every Which Way

This is the same layout as Hop and a Step, but the blocks are oriented randomly.  I wanted to call it drunkard’s path, since it has that same feeling as staggering about randomly, but drunkard’s path is such a well-known pattern I couldn’t use that name.

blank If you use your imagination and maybe graph paper and crayons, you can come up with your own great quilt layouts.  Remember that changing colours makes a big difference too!

Review how to make the corner block HERE.

Elizabeth DeCroos

Elizabeth DeCroos

designer, teacher, speaker

Elizabeth enjoys doing all types of sewing and needlework and teaching others new techniques. For more information or to have her speak to your group click HERE.

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