Designing quilts does not have to be difficult or complicated. Start with 2 very simple blocks. Play with how they are arranged. Experiment with how they are colored. You'll be amazed at all the different designs you create. It's easy. And it's fun.
Nothing is more important than color choices when it comes to designing a quilt. Color is the first thing you notice about a quilt. And color is the most important factor in determining whether you like a quilt.
You can change a quilt design just by changing its colors.
Yesterday I added an outside design to blocks with 3x3 grids and got new blocks with 5x5 grids.
SaraJoan liked the idea but used a block with a 4x4 grid and got new blocks with 6x6 grids. She also put borders (which I like) on her ideas to make them quilts. To see what she came up with go to Iridescent weasels and other beasties.
Admit it, you've always wanted to design a block. Other quilters do, so why not you? What's holding you back is not knowing where to start. Well, that's not a problem any longer because I'm about to show you any easy way to design a new block by starting with an old one.
Drunkard's Path is an interesting block that is very different from most bocks. Usually it is used in combination with other Drunkard's Path blocks. Which is too bad, because combining it with a variety of blocks can result in some unique designs.