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Category: Curved

This is the archive listing of all Quilt Blocks in the Quilt Block Library assigned to the Patterns Category that are curved or use curved piecing.

Double Wedding Ring Quilt Block

The Double Wedding Ring Quilt Block is one of the most recognizable and well-loved quilt patterns. Published by Ladies Art Company (1928) the design was very popular in the 1930s.

There are several variations of double wedding ring quilt patterns, all of which consist of intersecting rings. When grouped together, the rings connect together to form rows and columns of serpentine curves. The hallmark of most of these variations is that various colored patches of fabric are pieced together along the arc of the curve. In some cases, a triangle is used where the curves meet, and in other cases, a square is used.

This particular variation uses a triangle. Traditionally, the triangles will all be the same color. This way, when the blocks are grouped together, the triangles will form an on-point square at the intersection where four Double Wedding Ring Quilt Blocks meet.

 

Illustration of A grouping of Double Wedding Ring Quilt Blocks
A grouping of Double Wedding Ring Quilt Blocks
Photo of Vintage 1930's Double Wedding Ring Quilt
Vintage 1930's Double Wedding Ring Quilt

Coloring Sheets

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Bat Wing Quilt Block

The Batwing Quilt Block is visually very different from most quilt blocks. The block consists of two large Flying Geese Units and a center row containing a square flanked by two rectangles. The block is a bit tricky to make because in order for it to look good, the point of each geese should land exactly in the middle of the center square.

Tip: Press the center square in half to mark the center, then pin the point of the geese to match the center line before sewing the rows together.

Grouping Example

Illustration of a grouping of batwing quilt blocks

Block Construction

Skill level: Intermediate

Image of Exploded version of The Batwings Quilt Block

Coloring Sheets

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Around the World Quilt Block


Block Construction



Skill level: Intermediate

Image of Exploded version of The Around the World Quilt Block

Exploded version of The Around the World Quilt Block

To make the Around the World Quilt Block you will need to construct 8 Drunkard's Path units. Make four units each in two different colorways, and arrange them as shown in the diagram above.

For specific instructions on how to make Drunkard Path units, click here to visit the Drunkard Path Unit page.


Coloring Sheets



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Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt Block

The Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt Block is comprised of four Drunkard's Path Units. Traditionally, the four units would use only two colors, and the colors are arranged in an alternating fashion, but you can get some interesting effects by adding some more colors into the mix.

If you prefer applique, this block can also be made by applique-ing a four-patch circle to the intersection of a four-patch block.


Grouping Example



Grouping example of the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt Block


Block Construction



Illustration of the Exploded version of the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt Block

Exploded version of the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul Quilt Block

To make the Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt block, you will need to be familiar with how to make Drunkard's Path Basic Units.  For a quilt tutorial on Drunkard Paths please see my post under the Basic Units section of the Quilt Block Knowledge Base.


Coloring Sheets



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Polka Dot Quilt Block


Block Construction



The Polka Dot Quilt Block is made with a combination of patchwork and applique. First, circles are appliqued onto a square of contrasting fabric. Next, groups of four alternating colored patches are sewn together in a 4-patch.