It is simply drafted from a 7 x 7 grid of squares.
Light, medium, and dark values can be placed in a myriad of ways to create lots and lots of designs. Here is a version from BlockBase…#2280c:
My challenge was to play with just these two variations.
Turns out, I’ve kept myself entertained for hours and I now have two large project files for this block; one for straight set designs, and one for on point designs.
This week, we’ll look at some of the straight set designs.
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For me, the above is unappealing. How about rotating some of those blocks?
That’s better. We could rotate some more, but let’s move on.
The following is the BlockBase version set simply side-by-side. It looks like it has been set with sashing, but not so.
Now we have a bit of an Irish Chain look with sashing, and yet, it is the Leavenworth Nine Patch (BlockBase version) set side-by-side with the alternate blocks rotated.
To create the following alternate block, I’ve deleted some lines in the Leavenworth Nine Patch grid.
Here’s what happens when the two blocks are set together.
I like it! Not boring at all!
Next week, I’ll show Leavenworth Nine Patch set on point.
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