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The Shadow Box Quilting Block

 

the shadow box quilting block

 

 

The Shadow Box Quilting block can be used in a number of ways.  You can use value and color to make the units of the block look 3 dimensional.  Or you can frame some novelty prints.

 

The unit above uses value with the dark and light side.  See how this looks when the blocks are grouped at the bottom.

 

This is a very easy and frugal block to piece.  It is a 4 patch.  The large block takes up 3 of the patches.  Using simple measurements, and having each grid finish at 2 inches, you cut the large square 6 1/2 inches raw.

 

You cut the vertical rectangle 2 1/2 x 6 1/2 inches raw.  Then you sew these units together (The vertical seam in the picture to the left).

 

The bottom unit is cut the width of the block - 2 1/2 x 8 1/2 inches raw.  The a small square, 2 1/2 x 2 1/2 raw is attached to the corner, sewn on the diagonal and pressed back.  It is the same technique used in making the  flying geese block.

 

All that is left to do it sew the top unit to the bottom unit.

 

Here is the effect you get when you use value with this block.

 

the shadow box quilt square

the shadow box quilt square

the shadow box quilt square

the shadow box quilt square

the shadow box quilt square

the shadow box quilt square

the shadow box quilt square

the shadow box quilt square

the shadow box quilt square

 

Here is the block framing a novelty fabric.  This block looks better when you can see it closer, and view the print more clearly.

 

shadow box print

 

the shadow box quilting block

the shadow box quilting block

the shadow box quilting block

the shadow box quilting block

the shadow box quilting block

the shadow box quilting block

the shadow box quilting block

the shadow box quilting block

the shadow box quilting block

 

 
 

 

Quilt Sizes

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Miniature <36"
 

 

Wallhanging

  any size

 

 

Baby 36x36 up to 52x52
   
Lap 52-68 x 52-78

 

 
Twin 64-72 x 86-96
   
Full 70-88 x 88-100
   
Queen 88-99 x 94-108
   
King 94-108 x 94-108

 

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