Thursday, June 16, 2011

You Can Try

Not-So-Subtle Wonky Blocks
















Wonky blocks can be fun. They give you permission to try unusual things and not worry about whether your seams match, or if your points are perfect. Nobody expects really wonky blocks to be perfect.

Designing a wonky block can be as easy as changing the grid on a traditional block.


This is a Contrary Wife block. It is designed on a 3x3 grid with consistent dimensions. The grid is parallel with the edges of the block.
What if the grid weren't parallel to the edge of the block.

And what if the grid dimensions weren't consistent.
Well, then the result would be this Wonky Contrary Wife block.
When 4 Wonky Contrary Wife blocks are repeated, this design results.








What if 4 Wonky Contrary Wife blocks are used to create new blocks?
What if the blocks are rotated with one of the black corners in the center?
What if the blocks are rotated with the other black corner in the center?
What if the blocks are rotated with one of the colored corners in the center.
What if the blocks are rotated with the other colored corner in the center?




This block looks like it contains a Sawtooth Star on an angle.
What if the blocks are reflected vertically and horizontally with one of the black corners in the center?
What if the blocks are reflected with the other black corner in the center?
What if the blocks  are reflected with one of the colored corners in the center?
What if the blocks are reflected with the other colored corner in the center?












The answer to all those what if's, is that you now have new wonky blocks to play with.

2 comments:

  1. Love the orange and green and white! This looks like really great fun.

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