How's everyone doing? Have you started piecing your blocks yet?
I started to play with placement and layout of the blocks over the weekend. What I enjoyed most was seeing the variety of options using this one simple block!
Here's the basic pattern that I used in the original quilt. I still like this layout and this is the one you'll want to use if you want your quilt to look most like the original.
But then I played around with making some stars and came up with this:
It's not complete - you can see that the top left corner block is plain instead of a boomerang and the one of the blocks in the bottom row is facing the wrong way. But you get the idea. I really like the secondary pattern made where the non-boomerang corners are joined together.
And then I experimented with a zig-zag:
I actually think I like this one best of all! I may need to adjust my assembly to make this version.
At any rate....play around with your blocks and come up with a design that pleases you. Next time we'll get into assembling the blocks into the final quilt top.
Most of all - have fun and enjoy yourself!