With Square-in-a-Square units added to our Mary’s Triangle units we get a traditional block known as Five Spot. Download the instructions for the block here.
The addition of some careful colouring then gives us the bonus of a star in the middle of the block.
You can then have a lot of fun changing the colours around within the block.
Which in turn makes designing a quilt a lot more interesting too, as just using one colouring on its own doesn’t make for a very exciting quilt . . .
unless we have a bit of a play with the ‘background’ of the blocks and then we start to get something that looks a bit like an Islamic tile design . . .
. . . or we alternate different colourings . . .
or set the blocks on point . . .
And now some of these are starting to remind me of a Minton tile floor, so what happens if we change to those colours?
Download the instructions for the Five Spot block here, if you didn’t do so earlier!