Tuesday, December 22, 2009

Playing with Blocks

Oh Susannah

The Oh Susannah block is symmetrical. As a result I can divide it into 4 identical units.

What if I re-assemble those units so that they all point the same way? I have a new block.

What if I take 4 of this new block and then assemble them so that the dark corners are in the center?

This is another new block that has the Oh Susannah block at its center.

What if I use 5 of this new block and 4 of its mirror image to make a quilt top?

I find this pattern very interesting.  When I look at this from a distance I see a basket weave.  From close up it makes me think of a street map.

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