Tuesday, March 8, 2011

Just Playing With Diagonals

Currently there is a block challenge and it is taking an 8" block to a 12" block.  Just for fun, I decided to take a 12" block and make smaller blocks from it.  I got two 8" blocks from each 12" block. Here's the starting 12" block:
Just making 4 slices on the diagonal, here are the resulting 8" blocks from that original:
I found I got better strong diagonals when there was a solid strip of fabric on the outside edges of the original block.   I did it again - here is the 2nd 12" block:
And the resulting 8" blocks:
These were great (easy) fun!  

3 comments:

Victoria @ BUMBLE BEANS said...

Love what you stumbled up on! the diagonals are fun! more more more! let's see what becomes of them!

Nifty Quilts said...

This makes for some interesting blocks. It would be fun to see a bunch of them in a quilt.

Miki Willa said...

I love these blocks. The two on the bottom remind me of India. They are great.