What If You Made
A Friendship Star...
...Then Cut It Into
The result is 4 Quarter of Nine blocks that are really quite strange.
When we cut up a Nine Patch block three days ago we got Quarter of Nine blocks that were symmetrical. Two days ago the Quarter of Nine blocks from a Shoo Fly block were also symmetrical. As were those yesterday from a Churn Dash block.
But these Quarter of Nine blocks are not symmetrical which is why they look strange. But that's not bad, because being asymmetrical means that they have more potential than other blocks.
Because it is more detailed than the original I find this block more interesting.
As it stands this block is not the most exciting. However, with some decorative quilting it could become something wonderful.
All squares have 4 corners. The 4 larger blocks I've just shown you were, in each case, made using a different corner of the Quarter of Nine square as the center of the block.
This is a useful trick to try, not only when you are putting units together to make blocks, but also when you are putting blocks together to make quilts.
But what if I make 2 Friendship Stars the use the same colors but in different locations?
Yesterday we wondered if having a half square triangle on each side of a Friendship Star block would present a problem for Quarter of Nine blocks. It didn't.
But what if the squares on the side of a block were something more elaborate, say something like an hour glass.
Probably not. But we'll find out for sure tomorrow when we play with an Ohio Star block.