I nearly skipped this block from Nancy Martin’s Perpetual Calendar 365 Quilt Blocks A Year. I couldn’t see the design potential.
But with a name like Good Luck, how could I pass up the challenge?
Good Luck is an easy block to draw. Simply slice a square in half diagonally and then draw two horizontal lines up to the diagonal.
I always begin my quilt design by looking at the block set side by side in a straight set.
I’m thinking that without borders, and made smaller, the above could have potential to be a cute modern baby quilt.
The next design shows alternate Good Luck blocks rotated.
What if I merged four Good Luck blocks into one block, placed these blocks side by side, and rotated the alternates?
I have a nice basket weave thing going on.
It might be well worth it to explore the four-into-one block by rotating some of the parts. I didn’t think of that until just now, so will have to save that idea to play with later.
What I did think to do was to add another color and play with value. Two examples of that:
There is no difference in the layouts of the above two designs. Color/value is doing all the work.
The next design is playing with scale. No new blocks are added.
I did alter the Good Luck block by drawing a half square triangle into two corners. The pleasant result is the pinwheels you see in the next design.
There’s room for lots more exploration. Except for the last design shown, I used only the Good Luck quilt block. What about experimenting with alternate blocks and sashing?
Who knew that one could get so much design potential from such a simple little block?