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Thread: Mystery (to me) pattern

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    Does this look familiar to anyone, and if not, does anyone know how it could be drafted?

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    This was on a leaflet advertising a quilt competition. I called the person organising the competition, who called the girl who designed the leaflet. She said she'd found the image on Microsoft images.

    I'm completely fascinated by it. Would electric quilt be able to draft it? Or maybe I should try with pieces of paper, cut into shapes?

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    Try this link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penrose_tiling
    A Penrose tiling is a nonperiodic tiling generated by an aperiodic set of prototiles named after Sir Roger Penrose. This link should take you to a picture. This might make it easier to either copy the picture and enlarge it or to draft it. Now that you know what it is called you could google it and maybe find out all the correct angles so that it would be easier to draft.

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    They all are diamond shaped. I wonder if you might have better luck with paper piecing

    Looks fascinating , Keep us posted on your progress

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    Quote Originally Posted by kckwilter
    Try this link:
    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Penrose_tiling
    A Penrose tiling is a nonperiodic tiling generated by an aperiodic set of prototiles named after Sir Roger Penrose. This link should take you to a picture. This might make it easier to either copy the picture and enlarge it or to draft it. Now that you know what it is called you could google it and maybe find out all the correct angles so that it would be easier to draft.
    kckwilter:
    You're amazing! You don't know how many people I showed this picture to...I have never even heard of a Penrose Tiling! Have you seen one made into a quilt pattern before?

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    This quilt is all about math. lol

    http://domesticat.net/2010/03/penrose-quilting

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    Now that I have looked at the Penrose tiles, I bet it could be done with English paper piecing. Batiks? Oh, no, another project!

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    (English paper piecing wouldn't challenge my math skills!)

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    if you google penrose tiles you'll find googobs of information. i used to have a program i found free online that generates them. i keep forgetting to go find it again.

    i agree they'd make fascinating quilts.

    thanks for the reminder.

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    The "big" diamonds are drawn with 72, 108, 72, and 108 degree angles and equal length sides.

    The "skinny" diamonds are drawn with 36, 144, 36, 144 degree angles and equal length sides.

    (Pretty sure those are correct - please change it, if wrong)

    All the angles are multiples of 36.

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