To Design A New Block?
As you know, there are countless quilt blocks. And there are new ones being designed every day. Be honest; haven't you thought that it would be nice if you could design one. Then in some small way you could be a part of the history of quilting. I would be surprised if the thought hadn't crossed your mind at some time.
Well, why not? You can design a quilt block if you try. It's really not all that hard.
Let's look at some traditional quilt blocks. If we take them apart, maybe we'll find some clues that will help us design new ones. We'll use simple blocks designed on ninepatch grids.
All of these traditional blocks were designed by arranging simple units on a ninepatch grid. There's nothing hard about that. It's simply a matter of playing with the units until you find something you like.
These are the units that we discovered today and in Part 1. Let's see what can be done with them.
Take another 3 units at random, play with them and this block is the result.
How hard is it to design a new block? I don't think it's hard at all. Why don't you give it a try and find out?