Another wonderful quilt block from "Around the Block with Judy Hopkins". Gentleman's Fancy is a lot of fun to make and watch come together. In Judy's book, she has this block made with just two fabrics, a light and a dark, which actually makes the block pop more than what I chose to do. I went with a softer look.
This certainly isn't a hard block, but I wouldn't recommend it for your first quilt. It is a little more involved than just your basic block. As always, you have to square up each piece as you sew, making sure all your points are where they should be.
I have been quilting for close to 30 years and after loosing my job twelve years ago, I am now able to do what I love, QUILT! I specialize in baby quilts and have designed the "Lovie Lap Quilt" with pockets.