Sunday, September 2, 2012

Sunday Serendipity – Still Square

Squares can be pretty interesting.  Especially if you combine several together.

P9020001For instance, this block looks like a square with diagonal creases, but it is actually four squares—each folded and interlocked with the others.

P9020002When you roll back the folded edges, you see something quite different.  Pretty cool, but let’s see what else I can do.

P9020003For this one, I made the squares from different colored triangles and you get some contrast when the edges are rolled back.  Hmmm.  Does that look fuzzy to you?  I didn’t notice at the time because I was already thinking of how to carry the square even further!

P9020004This time I used a stripe for two of the squares, paired with two solid colored squares – and I stitched four of those to make a 4-patch block.

If you were very observant, you might have noticed that there are two directions to weave the squares.  For this 4-patch, I interlocked two squares in a clockwise direction and the other two counter-clockwise.  


Then, by rolling the edges on only the solid color pieces I got this very interesting set of curved shapes.  I like that!  This is starting to be a load of fun!

There are a lot more variations on the square, but I’ve run out of time for this week.  Next week I’ll look at some other shapes . . . triangles and hexagons, here I come!

1 comment:

Gina E. said...

OMG!!!!!!!!!!!!! I've seen this done with paper (origami style) but this leaves paper for dead! You are so clever, Liz, I love seeing all your experiments:-)