Last two blogposts gave you several variations of the TWIST pattern. Here are some more ideas using the same pattern elements.
I have called this pattern ‘ONION FLOWER’ as the curves in each grid remind me of a quartered onion. Thinking about the onion helped me to keep the shapes uniform while stitching.
The pattern is stitched out per row.
And this next funky pattern is based on only two of those twist elements. Technically (mathematically) this type of pattern is called a tessellation. A tessellation is a shape that that can be repeated and fits together whiteout overlapping, so it interlocks. Think about squares, and hexagons. You know, we quilters actually use a lot of tessellations.
I have recently found a book by Jinny Beyer, whom you may know for her fabric designs. The book is all about tessellations in quilts and how to construct them. It is called ‘Designing Tessellations – the Secrets of Interlocking Patterns’. (link, non-affiliated). I am looking forward to dive into this book.
Here are two more patterns I stitched out this last couple of days. The first one is a bit of a boxy circlular shape that I filled.
The second one is an orange peel pattern with an added flower shape in the middle of the intersections. This pattern is based on a piece of wallpaper that I saw on Pinterest. The pattern can’t be stitched out with a continuous line and you would have to start and stop for each extra flower. Not something I would recommend on a quilt. For that reason I am leaving out the tutorial for this last pattern.
Have a lovely day, my friends,