I uploaded a video to YouTube showing how to make the block I used in my Dawn to Dusk quilt; it is a variation on the Northwind Block. The quilt is in my More Nickel Quilts book as well as The Big Book of Nickel Quilts.
Here is the link to the video https://youtu.be/HMBnDipweT8
This block is so simple, is fast to make, and has many design possibilities. To me it reads like a Log Cabin block, half light and half dark. A person could play around with this block for hours arranging it in all those great Log Cabin block designs we has seen over the years.
And we can make it from 5″ squares or 2 1/2″ strips!
This would also be a good block to use Charm Packs on; working with two identical Charm Packs so that you have pairs of dark and light squares.
When making the sample block for the video I feel in love with this block all over again. People often ask which of my quilts is my favorite, and I always say, “It’s the one I currently working on!” Now I might have to add to that, also the one I just demoed on YouTube!
Please feel free to share the video link with any of your friends and quilting groups that you belong to. https://youtu.be/HMBnDipweT8
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