Three-sided shapes will tessellate.
Last year I blogged about tessellating designs for quilts---pattern that fills the surface with just one shape.
Six-sided shapes will tessellate
Just in case you wake up one morning and say: One Piece. That will simplify my life!
I started the series on this Material Culture blog.
3-SIDED SHAPES TRIANGLES
4-SIDED SHAPES SQUARES, RECTANGLES, PARALLELOGRAMS ETC.
Irregular 4-sided Shapes
Carol Gilham Jones: Sixty Degrees of Tessellation
Mennonite Quilt from Stella Rubin's shop - 5 sided shape
8-sided shapes won't tessellate
7 & 8 SIDED SHAPES WON'T WORK
Hexagons have the most variations.
I did many posts on patterns with regular and irregular six-sided shapes.
6-SIDED SHAPES HEXAGONS
So many that I had to start a new blog because the pattern indexing was taking over the old blog.
The rest of these are on the CloudofQuiltPatterns blog.
Aha, so one shape is the secret to simplifying life! :)ReplyDelete
Thank you for all your hard work!
I love all of the tessellating shape info you put out there....Here is what I did after reading one of your blogs: I'm thinking it will be the background for some applique! Oh well, couldn't figure out how to drag a photo here!ReplyDelete
I like the idea. Send me the photo at firstname.lastname@example.orgReplyDelete
Just getting back to lurking round blogs. Did you know about this:ReplyDelete
Found it on one of my blogging expeditions.