PJ 1121 Pauline Patch 7, 8

This is just one of many ways a square with a quarter circle can be arranged to make a 4P square, then put together to make a quilt design.

Many years ago I did some multiplying on a sheet of paper to work out how many ways a 4P square could be arranged, then kept multiplying until I had the number of ways four of those square could be put together.

The number reached level of annual government wages of public servants in most countries around the world. I decided that I would not spend the rest of my life drawing all the 4×4 versions, but worked out where to find the best ones, and have yet to get all of them added to Electric Quilt.

The main reason I have not got very far with the project is that when I could add fabric to the designs in Electric Quilt to those two shapes each one had several very interesting ways of using two, three or four fabrics to each layout. Then they could be twisted and turned in quilt designs.

I can understand why the most common name related to these shapes is Drunkard’s Path, but I chose to lump them together as Patchwork Jigsaws … but after an hour twisting and turning any 4P block I feel that Drunkard’s Path is understandable!


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1 Response to PJ 1121 Pauline Patch 7, 8

  1. cindythequilter says:

    The second is another amazing design! I had no idea there were that many ways to lay out this block.


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