#SOL21: Patterns

A chorus repeats

Poems often include rhyme or repetiition

I’m on record as abhoring cookie cutter work

What’s the difference?

How are these two blocks the same?

How are these two blocks different?

# 1

The blocks are a part of KISS blocks from Quilt Club. The requesting member shares a pattern, and fabric possibilities, or perhaps provides fabrics to use in the block construction. The next month everyone brings back their square to share with the “requester.”

Same: These two blocks are both from the Jacob’s Ladder pattern.

Shapes are either squares or triangles.

All shapes began as squares.

Both have 3 rows of squares.

5 squares are the same; 4 other squares are the same.

Both squares have stars printed on the fabric

Different: #2 is comprised of batiks and #1 is general fabric.

#1 has 3 fabrics; #2 has 2 fabrics.

#1 has squares and hearts in the fabric; #2 has rectangles and swirls.

What else do you see?

How many squares do you see?

Do variations of a pattern create more interest rather than cookie cutter sameness?


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4 responses

  1. I always find it interesting how changing colors or patterns of fabric create a totally new look to a block. I have a example of this in my post today. I think this relates so well to teaching. We start out with a basic idea or skill we want to convey. We tweak it to suit out style of teaching and the needs of our students. The end result is the same. but how we got there is unique to the individual.

    1. YES, YES. YES!
      When WE change the variables ( responsive teaching), we change the learning paths and honor the uniqueness of our students!

  2. I love how you tie together all of the things you care about, quilting and analytical thinking. What beautiful fabrics you have to work with. You honor the fabric (the student) with your creative design.

    1. Thanks. Margaret!
      Life, whether at school or while quilting is art. So many patterns. So many choices.

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