Marny here…many of us have favorite traditional quilt blocks. It is a fun exercise to morph them into modern blocks. Today we want to show asymmetry and negative space being used to modernize the traditional nine patch.
|Start with a traditional block such as this nine patch in three values.|
|Explore asymmetry by changing the size of the pieces. |
This block happens to have become rectangular rather than square.
|Here is a different asymmetric version that is square.|
|Negative space added into the block. |
The background used in this quilt could be white.
|Here even more negative space (background) added here.|