Last week saw the start of my new obsession… 12 inch classic blocks that use a simple square block. This week I have been playing with another block which I have seen called Joy Bell, Salem and St Gregory’s Cross to name just a few….
This block is another easy one to put together. You will need…
All these components are 4 1/2 inches unfinished and you can find the pattern for the arrow blocks here….arrow block. And of course the wonderful simple square, which will be in all the blocks here..WQ Simple square block.
When you have made the components the block is easy to put together, row by row.
When I was researching I found so many variations on this pattern… the simple layout above was usually called Joy Bell, and I also made a block using the layout referred to as a Salem block…
There are so many possibilities with this block, so to help with the “playing” process I made a colouring sheet (joy bells color sheet), so that you can come up with your own combinations. Download the sheet, grab some colour pencils and go to work…
13 thoughts on “Joy Bell Block paper piecing style…”
Another fabulous block I had great fun making the one last week my first try at paper piecing
I am glad you are giving paper piecing a go. These are nice easy blocks to ease into… then you can try some of the amazing compass stars right!
I’m amazed how easy and crisp the designs come out with the paper piecing I ordered the stars book from your star quilt as I absolutely love it and really want to try some too
Carol Doak’s book is so fabulous. There are easy stars and crazy complex ones and the ability to mix them all up. You are going to have so much fun with it. I would love to see what you create, if you are happy to show.
Will deffinately love to share and get your feedback
You infuse your quilts with so much vitality. I wish I had a tenth of your drive, it takes me ages to get a quilt done 🙂
I am always amazed at the dramatic difference a change in value makes. Love the second one.
Those are great! I love the softer colors in the first one, it is so charming.
Lovely! Just one question, though… What will you do if they ever stop making Pearl Bracelet…?
I get nightmares just thinking about that situation. I have enough in my stash at the moment but now I want to start hoarding it just in case. Lol.
Love the colours of that bottom one, I hardly use dark green in my quilts but it looks great 🙂
I love how amazingly versatile a couple of different shapes can be in a quilt block. Thankyou for the coloring sheet, something I wish more patterns came with!
I have only just discovered color sheets and I love the idea. I am going to try and include more of them with my patterns.