Sunday sketch #89

Another nine-patch with a twist this week. Well, two twists. One of the nine-patches has half-square triangle corners (like Sunday sketch #88), while the other one isn’t really a traditional nine-patch. I mean, it has nine patches, but… four of them are made from quarter-square triangles.

Geometriquilt: Sunday sketch #89

Alternating the two blocks creates squares that seem to float above the design, and diagonal strips that join the stars. Lots of unintentional movement!

Creating this design was a natural progression from the nine-patches I’ve been playing around with for the past few weeks, but the elements are so traditional, so well used, that I find it hard to believe someone hasn’t put these two blocks together before now. I checked my Pinterest boards and couldn’t find anything… but if you know of something similar out there, please let me know and I’ll update the blog accordingly.