Asymmetry is one of the possible characteristics of modern quilts as listed by the Modern Quilt Guild. I find it an interesting, and definitely challenging, topic.
Asymmetrical symmetrical I take to mean symmetrical blocks arranged asymmetrically, as opposed to the symmetrical arrangement of asymmetrical blocks. I have several to date. Click on the caption under each photo to go to the original post.
Rainbow bears is the least asymmetrical arrangement of the lot:
The blocks are identical in shape and the arrangement is barely asymmetrical.
In "Star light, Star dark" each rectangular block contains the same units, but the blocks are arranged differently within the grid. By turning the blocks the arrangement is somewhat asymmetrical, but because the blocks are rectangular they could only be turned through 180 degrees, while 90 would have given more variety.
Modern Maples is an asymmetrical arrangement of a totally symmetrical block.
On the other hand, "Over the Hills and Far Away" is one asymmetrical block.
While asymmetry creates a dynamic in a quilt, it would appear that too much can become chaos, and is aesthetically less pleasing. My wonky log cabin table runner, which I'm still hand-quilting, is not to everyone's taste, and is in fact considered not to be patchwork at all! (??)
I could have trimmed the blocks to squares, added sashing to make them symmetrical and to make the grid more obvious, but I didn't. Would that have been more pleasing to the eye? Personally I think that would have been boring, but that's just my opinion, and I didn't try it. The aesthetic is always personal taste.
I am intrigued by this challenge and am looking forward to seeing what everyone else comes up with. I have several ideas, I just hope I have enough time to follow them through!
Keep safe and healthy,