Tuesday, January 12, 2010

Playing with Blocks

Broken Dishes  (See also: 10 January 2010)

Using these 2 Broken Dishes blocks I created a larger block.

Now I want to play with the larger block.

What if I take 4 copies of the block, rotate them and join them together.

This is a keeper.

Using the same 2 Broken Dishes blocks I created a different block

What if I take 4 copies of it, rotate them and join them together?

I like this one too.


  1. I agree, that first one is defintely a keeper.
    Don't think I would have kept the second, though might work for me if two diaginally opposite blocks were mirror reversed. (Which means I would have to keep it, if only long enough to find out what would happen!)
    Judy B

  2. Judy

    You have no idea what a pleasure it is to have another quilter disagree with me.

    We are all brought up to be polite and not hurt other peoples feelings. Which is a good thing. But if all everyone ever says is "What a nice quilt", you are left on your own to try to figure out where you can improve.

    Of course the trick is to offer suggestions nicely. Saying "I don't like it" and walking away is of no help to anyone.

    My suggestion is that, if we want to be helpful, we should look for something good in a quilt and say why we like it. Then we could say what we would change and why.

    I'm sure there are other ways that people have found to offer a critique tactfully. I would love to know what they are.

    In any case, come back tomorrow and I'll show that second block combined with its mirror images.

    Oh, and one more thing, I still think it's a keeper.