Bodacious Building Blocks is a FREE series of Traditional Blocks, with includes cutting and making instructions, and the history of the block to help our clients build skills and knowledge in this craft. Many (if not most) of these blocks are the original blocks completed by our grandmother's grandma. CRAZY HUH!?! These blocks are historic, and time and fabric options have made them even more beautiful.
Quilting block foundations were built upon simple balance principles and those have grown in time. Quilt blocks started with the simple 9 patch, then the 4 patch, and grew into 25 square blocks, then houses, leaves, trees, flowers, flower baskets and so on. OMGoodness!! The options are endless. Imagine the glee of our Quilting Bee mentors as they created these "new" blocks.
After a few weeks of block building (end of April 2024), I will introduce the grid for a 60" x 72" quilt. You can use the grid I introduce for your finish project or use your own imagination. This is not a pattern. If you want to deviate from the grid using sashing, cornerstones, borders and such, you'll need to do your own math. This section is simply for fun in block making, skill building and bits of history relived.