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Thread: Escher quilt - 'how to' advice please

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    My (Dutch) other half has just introduced me to the work of the Dutch artist Escher - link http://www.mcescher.nl/ - because he thought it was good inspiration for a quilt (bless him - Sooooo supportive and encouraging!). I am really intrigued by the idea of making the positve/negative images in fabric and it must be possible?!

    Any ideas or advice how to go about it gratefully received!

    Cheers all,
    K3n x

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    Here is a link that has a little about tessellating designs, you can google it and it brings up quite a bit.



    http://www.planetpatchwork.com/tesselat.htm

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    That sounds very intriging.... Hmm, I'll have to do some searching. I"ll let you know if I find anything.

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    Wow that's great thanks - didn't realise it had already been done! My OH thought he'd had an original idea!

    K x

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    that didn't work either

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    k3n, here's a site where you can design yout own tessellations. http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/tess/tess.htm There are many fascinating things, not to mention great design possibilities, there, so have fun exploring the entire site. Here's the site index http://gwydir.demon.co.uk/jo/tess/index.htm

    And here's another to explore http://www.tessellations.org/tess-site-map.htm
    and another http://library.thinkquest.org/16661/index2.html
    and one more http://www.zianet.com/breynold/tessel/tessel.html
    Needless to say, I use tessellations often in my quilts and love to play with them. :oops: Have fun!!

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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    My (Dutch) other half has just introduced me to the work of the Dutch artist Escher - link http://www.mcescher.nl/ - because he thought it was good inspiration for a quilt (bless him - Sooooo supportive and encouraging!). I am really intrigued by the idea of making the positve/negative images in fabric and it must be possible?!

    Any ideas or advice how to go about it gratefully received!

    Cheers all,
    K3n x
    His work is amazing!!!! I seen so many quilt ideas from browsing through his website :D Your hubby is awesome for thinking about you and your quilting and being so supportive :D :D :D

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    Jinny Beyer has a book about tessalations.

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    I love Escher and have an Escher book, but short of appliqueing a copy of an Escher design (which should be permitted for personal use), the only quilted approximations are the tesselation designs already mentioned.
    If you have drafting skills, you can try to redraft the curved Eschers into straight lines and try that.

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    Thanks for bumping my thread BW! :D

    Thanks for the links ghostrider, will have a look. BIG I know about Jinny Beyer - hers is the closest to what I was looking for that I'd found so far.

    Amma thanks yes Hans is awesome and not only for that! :mrgreen:

    Martina - I was thinking of drafting something myself but wanted the curves to give the sense of movement. I can't machine piece curves - well, I never tried but I thought maybe I could EPP? :shock: :D


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    Quote Originally Posted by k3n
    I was thinking of drafting something myself but wanted the curves to give the sense of movement.
    Like I said - there's always applique. :D

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    Jenny Beyer is a big fan of Escher. Her book on tessellations is the best resource for fabric tessellations. She made quilts using Escher's methods.

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