This Clever Block Has a Lot of Movement

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Change the Look Through Color and Value Placement!

This intriguing block was shared as part of the Aurifil 2016 Designer of the Month program. The clever design can be given different effects depending on color and value placement.

It will be wonderful in a quilt and can provide a lot of movement. Butt the blocks together or add a narrow sashing between them. The block is also great in any color theme.

Swirl Away Block Pattern

Pat Sloan wrote a fun article about the block. You’ll find it here.

Swirl Away Block Pattern

“Swirl Away” block by Pat Sloan.

She also showcased blocks from several other quilters. A few are shown below but scroll down Pat’s article to see several more examples.

Block by Teresa Justice.

Swirl Away Block Pattern

Block by Cheryl Payne.

Swirl Away Block Pattern

Block by Kim R.

Swirl Away Block Pattern

Block by Kerry Kelso.

This block was designed by Heather Valentine from The Sewing Loft. Learn more about the block here. 

The finished block is 12″ square.

Click here for the free “Swirl Away” block pattern.


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