This month I'm participating in A to Z Challenge, where 100's of bloggers around the world challenge themselves to write every day for the month of April, working their way through the alphabet. I'm sewing a patchwork block for each letter of the alphabet. Each day I will share that block and a little about the block and direct you to where you can find a tutorial for that block on the Web.
Day 2 of the A t Z blogging challenge. Today we are up to B. The block I have chosen is Balkan Puzzle block.
The Balkan Puzzle Block is a traditional block ie its been around for ages and no one really knows its origins. The block is over 100 years old. Like many older blocks it has some other names According to Ludlowquiltandsew this pattern is also known as the Windblown Star. I also saw it called Zigzag tile.
Not only do these traditional blocks get a variety of names they can also evolve somewhat - you can have a number of variations of the block, all with the same name, but slightly (or very) different from each other
They are usually made with 3 colours but the one I chose to make from Quilters Cache here had 4 colours (although the colours chosen make that hard to see) Its quite different to the one pictured at the start of the blog and the one I made is different again.
I found my instructions on Quilter's Cache here.