I'm continuing on with blocks for my sampler quilt with blocks with the Hens and Chicks unit (or similar units). Both blocks are 10 inches.
This block is called Old Maid's Puzzle in EQ7. When I search online I find this block and a simpler pattern with the same name. Here's a web page with some fun color combinations and quilt ideas for this version of the block.
I like the way the block turned out, but once again, I had poor stripe planning and have the upper left and lower right corners marching in a different direction. Grrr. The block I am copying has 3 different plaids in it. Finding plaids has been a challenge and this block has the only 3 plaids that I could find. At least I found 3.
My brighter version of the block has no plaids and no stripes so there were no worries getting it pieced.
I couldn't find a name for this block but I'm sure I could if I looked long enough. It is the same as the Square in a Square from early on with fancier corners. So, I'm calling it Fancy Corners. It could be made with 4 Hen and Chick units, but I wanted the center to be one big square.
I didn't use any tricks to piece the corners. I made half square triangle units and sewed on the extra triangles. I'm on a roll with stripes going every which way. While the block above the bad stripes look like glaring errors, this one is more subtle and almost looks like I planned it this way. I didn't.
Two more blocks are coming next week.