Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Playing with Blocks

Not a Balkan Puzzle

In my post on 16 March 2010 I rearranged a Balkan Puzzle block and found this block. The next day I tried coloring it 7 different ways.
What if I combine 4 of this block in a square so that they are reflected?  That is so that the left two are the mirror image of the right two and the bottom two are the mirror image of the top two.

What if I try this arrangement with my 7 color variations?

I think that combining a block with its reflected images is an easy way to discover interesting quilt patterns.

For more ideas on playing with blocks go to My Posts by Subject in the sidebar on the right and click on Blocks.


  1. Wayne,

    I like the last block best as a single block, but like the red and brown when they are put together. The four corners are more connected.

    My favourite colour scheme is the top right .......... usually I would be influenced more by the colours, but not this time.

    Judy B

  2. Judy

    The last version definitely has too much happening when the 4 blocks are put together. Unlike the others this one doesn't unite to form an overall pattern. Instead it becomes confusing.