Friday, April 30, 2010

Playing with Blocks

Wonky Friendship Star

A Friendship Star is built on a ninepatch grid with consistent dimensions.
What if I change the grid dimensions so that they are part of the Fibonacci sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5 ,8, 13, 21..?

I get this wonky Friendship Star.

What if I try different ways of coloring the Wonky block?

They all have potential but I'm going to play with the last one.

What if I try combing 4 wonky Friendship Stars in different arrangments?

These are all interesting and I would like to play with them all. But not today.

What if I repeat the second one 4 times?

I like this pattern. I find it interesting that it includes variations on a Friendship Star, both big and little.

For more wonky block ideas go to My Posts by Subject  in the sidebar on the right and click on Wonky Blocks


  1. Wayne, I really like the last picture, too. Every time I visit your blog, I learn something. You really stretch my brain. Thank you so much!

  2. Using a Fibonacci grid makes the ordinary extraordinary. Thanks for igniting so many possibilities. i like what you have done with this purple/green block. Best of all, it is "doable" and could easily be constructed!

  3. Stephnie

    Thanks for the kind words. My head is beginning to swell.

  4. Elsie

    I agree that this pattern is indeed do-able. I also think it could be simplified by removing a few unnecessary seams. Four dark purple blocks could be combined to make one; four dark green rectangles could become one; etc.

  5. Jeannie

    I think this would make a cool 20" x 20" table-topper. It could probably be made of fabric from a stash.

  6. I think that would also make a great center block for a quilt as well.