50 block designs to try today

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We’re in a frenzy of block-building at the mo, can anyone else out there relate? There’s something strangely addictive about snipping units of fabric, then watching them come to life in the prettiest of patterns. Even small scraps can grow together in block-form to make quilt tops that wow, and we’re always surprised how by simply adjusting the arrangement, tinkering with fabric choices, or adding sashing, you can create a thousand different effects from one block design. To celebrate the joy of blocks, we’ve got 50 block ideas for you to try today!

If you’re on the hunt for block inspiration, have you seen issue 36 of Love Patchwork & Quilting magazine yet? It comes with a free 50 Block Designs book, designed by our in-house quilting pro, Sarah Griffiths. The 68-page book includes advice for cutting accurate units for your blocks, and with so many block designs to choose from, there’s something for everyone. We’ve included a range of skill-levels so you’ll find the perfect block for you, whether  you’re brand new to quilting or a life-long fan.

UK readers can buy issue 36 here or if you’re overseas, why wait for the mag to arrive in the post? Get it instantly to your phone or tablet with our digital issues on Apple NewsstandZinio or Google Play. And don’t forget, our charm squares giveaway is still open until Sunday night, enter today – it’s your chance to win a bundle of the very pre-cut fabric that Sarah used to design the blocks in the book!

50 Block Designs