The blocks are getting more complicated.
The next block I'm calling Square in a Square in a Square in a Square. I'm sure there's an official name for it. It's a 10 inch block.
Block 4 of this quilt is a simple Square in a Square. This is the same concept only more triangles.
This is the first of 2 blocks in the quilt that have writing so the center is muslin. I edited out my inscription which is why it looks dirty. There are actually 3 blocks that could be used for inscriptions. The other 2 will be coming along later. Here's the block in the other colorway.
The next block uses a unit called Hen and Chicks. There are 2 of them in this block. The chick is the small black triangle surrounded by red and the hen is the bigger triangle.
I remember seeing Eleanor Burns making this unit on a Saturday morning Quilt in a Day program and being amazed at how she simply made the unit. For some reason that was filed away in my brain and was surprised when I actually found it again.
I knew the instructions would be in a book somewhere because I needed to change the size to a 4 1/2 inch square (the block is 9 inches). I found it in Victory Quilts. With a little match and calculations I was able to easily make the block with the size I needed. Thanks Eleanor! Without you on TV I may never have gotten as far as I did with quilting. And, I nearly got sidetracked with blocks in Victory quilts. I just love samplers.
This unit will be showing up in another block too.
Here's my brighter unit. I love the blue fabric - it looks like fireworks. It looks so different from the traditional colors.