Carrie Nation Quilt Block
This is a very easy quilt block that dates back many years.
It is a classic.
This is a 4-patch quilt block, that has been subdivided into 16 patches. Four
of the subdivided patches have been further divided, so you could also call it a
64- patch block.
As you can see, the most prominent feature of the block is the strong diagonal
lines made by the placement of the darker fabrics in the small
This block is often called a connector block because of the
continuation of the horizontal lines and also because of the harmony in a quilt
when this block is used with other blocks.
This is a great quilt block to make from scraps, as value is what defines
this block. You can do a lot of chain piecing when making this block. As
you can see from the above picture, there is a large 4-patch quilt block on
opposite corners of the block, and then there are solid squares and smaller 4-patch blocks in the other two sections.
If you are building up a collection of scrap fabrics, think about making some
of the smaller patches for a quilt down the road. Then, when the time
comes when you are ready to make a large quilt, you will be ahead of the game.
Here is a visual of a layout possibility for this block when used with the
Diamond Sawtooth Quilt block.