Designing Tessellations: The Secrets of Interlocking by Jinny Beyer

By Jinny Beyer

Designing Tessellations opens the door for quilters to millions of latest and fascinating styles by means of displaying them the way to create tessellations--designs made from the repeated use of doubtless advanced yet deceptively basic shapes that interlock completely to circulate throughout a cover. encouraged through artist M. C. Escher, Jinny Beyer introduces quilters to the attention-grabbing global of symmetry after which essentially exhibits easy methods to test with shapes and pictures to create sensational, tessellating designs. Quilters won't simply easy methods to produce interlocking geometric styles, but in addition will find out how effortless it really is to create true-to-life pictures of birds, fish, butterflies, and extra within the sort of Escher. beneficial properties contain: - greater than one hundred twenty five colour pictures and 2,000 step by step colour drawings - Dozens of quilts that includes tessellated designs

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Quilts—Design. 4. Patchwork quilts— Design. I. Title. 46’041—dc21 98-13128 CIP Editorial and production direction by Anne Knudsen Art direction and interior design by Kim Bartko Cover design by Monica Baziuk interior layouts by Mary C. Lockwood Production editing by Michelle Davidson Technical drawings by Kandy Petersen Manufacturing direction by Pat Martin Quilt photography by Steve Tuttle, unless specifically credited Picture research by Elizabeth Broadrup Lieberman Published by Contemporary Books A division of NTC/Contemporary Publishing Group, Inc.

Modified Spool, antique charm quilt, quilter unknown, c. 1880. When I found a book on M. C. Escher’s work I was enthralled yet mystified. His graphic designs relied on incredibly complicated interlocking patterns and designs. Sometimes more than one image joined with another. It was beyond me how those patterns were created, and the books written on the subject reminded me of that high school geometry class; the terminology and explanations were over my head. I knew one day I would take the time to study and try to figure it all out.

14 has once again been arranged in a linear, one-directional fashion, but now the tile is a combination of two or more cells rather than the primary cell alone. 15. These tiles form the patterns shown on page 16. 16. 10. Look again at the illustrations of the School House blocks and the paisley fabrics on page 16. In each one of those a group of primary cells has been put together to form a tile and then that tile repeats to form the pattern. 15, and the numbers reference the illustrations that they match.

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