Do You Want To Design A Quilt?
Try Adding Icing To A Cake
Okay, I admit it, this title doesn't make a lot of sense. But if you give me a chance I'll try to explain it.
Think of a traditional block as a newly baked cake that you can decorate. If you start with a simple block like Shoo Fly, or Sawtooth Star, you can add to it and make it your own. Think of what you add as the icing.
Here, let me show you.
Take a simple block, in this case Friendship Star, and place it on a grid.
The result is a new block that is yours to use in a quilt.
Here are some more examples.
There are a lot of different ways to ice a cake. You can use traditional blocks as the foundation for a lot of different new blocks and quilt designs.