I dug into my scrap box in the hopes of experimenting with some new patterns. I've always been fascinated with 3D optical illusions and impossible shapes so thats what I started with. For these blocks I dug up some 1 1/2 inch strips of green fabric that I had originally intended to make postage stamp quilt from (I'm also fascinated with LITTLE patterns) and sewed them together in six combinations.
Lt Green - Med Green - Lt Green
Med Green - Lt Green - Med Green
Lt Green - Dk Green - Lt Green
Dk Green - Lt Green - Dk Green
Med Green - Dk Green - Med Green
Dk Green - Med Green - Dk Green
And sliced them into 60 degree triangles. By arranging the triangles in alternating colors, the following illusions were created.
One of the things that is really helping me is proper ironing technique especially with such small pieces. I've always struggled with getting things ironed without warping them. I will elaborate in my next post, with photos.