The Tilted Block–it’s a fun way to get wonky! Whether you construct it by trimming down or prefer to sew wedges around the center (both methods work!), this is an unbeatable block for fussy-cutting.
Making a tilted block might look difficult, but it can be easy and fun. A good way to cut loose and have fun kind of block!
This Sew Easy Lesson from the archives showcases the trim down method to achieve a wonky block. Some patterns provide you with measurements for creating a wedge that you sew to edges of a block.
You see them mostly in quilts that have a whimsical theme to them. Here you can see the block in play, and how it makes it easy to fussy cut large print fabrics and pre-printed blocks. The tilted block frames them up in contrasting fabrics to allow you to focus on the design.
In Line Dance (above), placing a nine-patch in a tilted block and playing with placement results in a dancing effect. So a tilted block can make a classic pattern very dynamic!
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