Formal Frame

Sample Quilt Layouts

The Formal Frame quilt block is sort of an optical illusion in that it appears that some of the pieces are folded down to reveal the "underside" of a component. This is a similar concept to the Folded Corners quilt block.

Lots of different looks can be achieved in the resultant quilt layout using this block. Both of the quilts illustrated below use an on point layout of the blocks, but give very different looks in the final product.

Check out other "optical illusion" blocks:
~ Folded Corners
~ Garden Square
~ Interlocking Chain
~ Plaited Block
~ Ribbon Star
~ Twisted Ribbon