Escher Quilt – 3

I just finished the last set of the 16 triangles for this quilt top. The connections now all work – after taking apart four block sets yesterday and rebuilding them clockwise this morning!

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16 Sets of Completed Triangles

It’s hard to tell from the photo how the connections flow (I just realized looking at the photo closely, that I will have to redo that final set on the top left – it’s going counterclockwise! #$^%!)

I was expecting the triangles to align in a single long strip, but instead the connections form a double set of four pairs which will repeat twice to form the strip – the fabrics at the top matching the ones at the bottom.

I’m now seeing some significant differences with what I was trying to do and what I now have. The original Escher Quilt by Chris Weinhold, uses Kaffe Fassett small prints – my fabrics are mostly large scale prints – makes a difference – the small scale prints show the matching better. Also, while I’ve figured out the blocks and how they go together, I didn’t take into account the actual colour flow well enough. We’ll see how this all looks once I’ve sewn the top together but the illusion may not work as well as I expected it to.

Now it’s just a matter of sewing triangles together in columns, then sewing the columns together.

I’ll start that tomorrow – AFTER I take apart the last triangle and remake it!

6 thoughts on “Escher Quilt – 3

  1. Interesting as the prints don’t seem “large scale”. I suspect your readers will all think it’s amazing! I know I will. I did my first (and only at this point) log cabin and didn’t realize I had done about half of them clock wise and half of them counter clockwise.

    • BUT – I didn’t buy the kit – I’ve been improvising, figuring it out as I go! Which is why I made the “mistakes” I did and why my colour flow may not work so well. Final size? I don’t know yet – I’m aiming for somewhere around a finished size of 48” X 64” – but we’ll see!

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