I have always been a fan of M.C. Escher's work.
It's fascinating to me to try and figure out
his optical illusions
and to see how he starts with one object
and ends up with something completely different.
His Geometries are even more intriguing to me.
When I saw this pattern
saw it made from Kaffe fabrics,
it was a win/win for me.
Cutting all of the pieces took some time.
The fabrics had to be organized into
light/medium/dark sets and then cut into strips.
The strips were subcut into parallelogram shaped pieces.
And the sewing began.
And the ripping came shortly there after.
After much sewing and not as much ripping (thank goodness!),
the blocks are finished!
Two different blocks were needed to complete the design...
a left facing triangle and a right facing triangle.
Once all of the triangles are made,
the pattern gives very good directions on placing them
in the right order so you end up with this!
I could never design something like this,
but I can follow directions!
Blocks will be cut in half to fill in the top and bottom areas.
These blocks aren't sewn into rows yet.
It's going to be a slow process, too,
to make sure they stay in the right order.
This is one of the coolest patterns I've used.
The link to the pattern has one made in black, white and red, too.
I might have to make another one at some point,
but need to finish this one first.