FMQ samples – part 8 – tutorial TWIST and play

Last two blogposts gave you several variations of the TWIST pattern. Here are some more ideas using the same pattern elements.

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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.

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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. 

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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.

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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.

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Have a lovely day, my friends,

Esther

 

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11 thoughts on “FMQ samples – part 8 – tutorial TWIST and play

  1. I am looking at your last pattern and somehow I think you could stitch continuous line here. With lots of planning and I don’t think too many track backs, I think it could be done. Now you’ve got me curious.

  2. You are so creative. The last sample reminds me of flowers
    and petals; maybe because our jasmine bush is blossoming. Congratulations: your designs all look GORGEOUS!

    • Thank you. I have spotted a Gardenia bush at the garden centre yesterday and it made me think of you.
      Yesterday was such a gorgeous day and I spent it in my garden. I loved puttering around with the plants and soil. It looks fabulous already.
      Hugs
      Esther

  3. I think you should rename Onion Flower, it’s not very romantic… How about Molen Weide? And that tessellation design looks like lots of slightly wonky maps of Australia, surrounded by ocean!

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