Tuesday, May 18, 2010

Playing with Blocks

Wonky King's Crown

Like most blocks, the King's Crown block is designed on a regular grid.

What if I change the grid on a KIng's Crown block so that it is part of the Fibonacci sequence 1, 1, 2, 3, 5, 8, 13, 21...?

This is a remarkable change. The wonky King's Crown block looks nothing like the original.

What if I combine 4 wonky King's Crown blocks and rotate them so that the corners with the small squares touch?

This arrangement has 4 squares in the oustide corners, like the original King's Crown block; but it is much more elaborate.

What if I color the wonky King's Crown block differently?

Except that it's red, this could be a bluebell.

When I combine 4 of these I get an attractive flower.

What if I add a border?

I think this would make a fine wall hanging or table topper.

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


  1. Elsie

    It's not possible to have too much fun. Too much sun? Yes! Too much done? Possibly. Buns,sons, and puns? I can see that. But too much fun? never!