How Hard Is It
To Design A New Block?
Quilters have been designing blocks for ages. Everything that can be done, has been done. Right? Well of course not! There will always be new blocks. And there is no reason you can't design one.
If I were to tell you that designing new blocks is easy, I imagine you would smile sardonically and say, "Yeah, right." But the truth is, it's not all that hard.
Before we try to design a new block, let's analyse some old ones. Don't let the word analyse frighten you. In this case it just means we are going to take some traditional blocks apart and look at the pieces.
Churn Dash is made using squares, half squares, and half-square triangles.
What if we take three units at random and arrange them on a ninepatch grid?
This is one possibility.
I think you'll agree that there is nothing difficult about this process. You may have to play with the units for a while before you find an outline pattern you like. And you may have to play with colors for a while before you finally make up your mind. But none of this is hard. None of it requires a university education.
Give it a try and let me know how it went.
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