My good friend Philip in NYC is ordering another quilt from me. So, for several months, he has been sending me photos of quilts that catch his eye because of the pattern or color.

Two of the quilts caught MY eye . . .

In a local quilt shop, I saw a quilt based on the first of the two quilts. I liked what I saw and decided to give it a try. I modified the basic block and set about arranging and re-arranging it.

These are my results . . .

### Symmetry group p1:

The block maintains the same orientation over the surface of the quilt.

### Symmetry group p2, one:

Alternate rows of blocks rotate 180 degrees.

### Symmetry group p2, two:

Alternate columns of blocks rotate 180 degrees.

### Symmetry group p2, three:

Alternate blocks rotate 180 degrees.

### Symmetry group p4:

Blocks rotate 90 degrees around a central point.

### Symmetry group pm, one:

Alternate rows of blocks reflect vertically.

### Symmetry group pm, two:

Alternate columns of blocks reflect horizontally.

### Symmetry group p2mm:

Blocks reflect along all sides.

### Symmetry group cm, one:

Alternate rows of blocks reflect horizontally, then alternate columns of blocks reflect horizontally.

### Symmetry group cm, two:

Alternate rows of blocks reflect vertically, then alternate columns of blocks reflect vertically.

### Symmetry group p2mg, one:

Alternate rows of blocks rotate 180 degrees, then alternate columns of blocks reflect horizontally.

### Symmetry group p2mg, two:

Alternate rows of blocks reflect vertically, then alternate columns of blocks rotate 180 degrees.

### Symmetry group pg, one:

Alternate rows of blocks reflect horizontally.

### Symmetry group pg, two:

Alternate columns of blocks reflect vertically.

### Symmetry group p2gg:

Alternate rows of blocks reflect horizontally, then alternate columns of blocks reflect vertically.

The block I’m using is symmetric; it is divided in half along a diagonal line. Because of that, two different arrangements result in the same pattern (see Symmetry group p4, above).

Which pattern do YOU like? Please leave a comment, letting me know.

I like Symmetry group cm, one. Working on designing your own quilt is a wonderful process with loads of learning curves. I know you are enjoying this.

I just finished my design of a Fractured Diamond, if you care to take a look.

Hope you are having a great Memorial weekend!!

I like Symmetry group cm, two: best of all. It pops but is also restful. I also like Symmetry group p2gg: but I think it might be too frenetic to live with … or maybe I could on my manic days 🙂

“Symmetry groups to suit your mood . . .”

I kinda like the sound of that!!

Very interesting. May I have permission to write an article on this for our quilt guild’s newsletter? I like Symmetry group cm, one best! It’s upbeat. Do you get dizzy doing these designs?

No, no dizziness reported, lol!!

I find it’s fun and relaxing . . . Sure, you can write an article for your newsletter (if you’ll include a link to the post).