Apparently I designed a LOT of quilt blocks on 20 Oct 2017. These three are only a few of them. This post focuses on the third block. I’m sure this is a really common quilt block pattern, but I can’t find a name for it anywhere (though I’ve located a few very similar-looking blocks). I decided to call it “Whirling Diamond” till someone comes along and corrects me.
Just discovered that I wasted a bunch of time in January 2020 reinventing a design I made up (a better version of) in October 2017.
It’s been a while since I developed any usable patterns. (I spent some time a few weeks ago working on one that turned out ugly every time—sigh.) Hence the lack of posts. In my silence I’ve acquired several new subscribers—welcome!
A couple of years ago (or more) I started working on pin loom patterns reminiscent of quilt blocks. This was after I began drawing the pattern diagrams on graph paper (instead of writing out all the instructions), but before I drew them on the computer. Few, if any, of the quilt block patterns have been transferred to electronic media. Some of them are pretty cool, if I say so myself. Perhaps posting this new quilt block inspired pattern will start an avalanche. Maybe.
I don’t know if “Kissing Triangles” is a legitimate quilt block name, but it sounded likely.
(See also: Triangle Kiss post.)
A reader asked me about this pattern. It can be found in Florencia Campos Correa’s book, 100 Pin Loom Squares (under a different name), but if you don’t own that book, her three-layer patterns, and many others, can be found in the vintage Weave-It Weaves, Weave-It Magic Squares, Loomette Handbook, and Original Loomette Weaves handbooks on eloomanation. Read More →
This pattern was originally called “A New Design 4a.” Sometimes I can’t think of a good name while I’m in the thick of designing. Somebody received a square with this pattern in the recent pin loom square swap we started in January (and finished in April) on the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group. I promised a better name for the design, hope this one qualifies.
Gotta admit, I like design challenges. I like them best when they work out, of course. This one did. A friend and member of the Facebook Pin Loom Weaving Support Group asked if I could design a square that looked like the stripes of a flag waving in the wind. After a number of attempts—and several rejected ideas—this is what I arrived at.
Let this be a lesson to me: don’t post old patterns without exploring them further. The Recessed Square pattern I posted earlier today (and I do mean earlier) was technically a rectangle—which I knew at the time. With very little trouble I added a couple of rows and came up with a square-within-a-square design. Here it is.