The problem is to make the individual pattern pieces the right
size (and shape!).
Although it is not exactly obvious this design is based on a
regular octagon in a square. These diagrams show the
This helps in making the individual pattern pieces. Can you work
out how each of the above steps was achieved? Try it with a square
piece of paper.
How could you make the pattern if you only have a ruler and a
pair of scissors?
What about if you were allowed to use a pair of compasses as
Let us know how you achieved each step. You can send in pictures
of your final piece, too.
Here are the first four squares of the actual quilt: