Sunday, January 22, 2012

What Kind Of Block is This?

It's a block made from 4 half square triangles that I made wonky by changing the grid dimensions.

It occurred to me that I've used blocks on a 3x3 grid and blocks on a 4x4 grid to make wonky blocks, but I've never started with one on a 2x2 grid.

Until now.  The 4 half-square triangles on a wonky grid make a block that I can do all sorts of things with.

Such as:

I am always surprised by how many different things can be done using a simple block.

And I am always delighted by the variety that results from using a wonky block.

So when a block is both simple and wonky, like this one is, good things are bound to happen.


  1. Wayne,

    Simple, but WOW! You have only touched on the variety of quilts which are possible with this one block, but the designs you have shown are a great example.

    I should start an Electric Quilt project file and call it Wayne's World ... hopefully I will make time to play with some of your blocks sometimes ... particularly some of the wonky ones. I usually play with fairly regular blocks, so will see where you lead me!

    Judy B

  2. Love this block!

    I've been reading your blog for a while and enjoy seeing what you do.

    However, this block moved to the top of my list. Thanks for sharing.

  3. Judy

    I would love to see the designs you create using my blocks. No two people create in exactly the same way. So I'm bound to see things I would never have thought of.

  4. Michele

    I'm glad you like this block. If you ever use it be sure to let me see what you've done. I need inspiring too, once in a while.