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hexie Forever Project - down the rabbit hole   General Discussion

Started 5/1/20 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 10801 views.
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Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Have I mentioned that I am enamored of this optical illusion Hollow Cube hexagons?

Here is the next variation on that theme: this one looks like a pop-up box in a cut-out of a cube.  Take a look:

It's not nearly as complicated as you might think.  Take a look a the same photo with lines on the triangular seam allowances.  You see that the hexagon is made up of the same 6 triangles as the other two but, of course, the piecing is different.   

These triangles are split into 3 pieces.  I chose to divide the triangles into 3 equal parts.  My triangles are 3" tall, from tip to base.  That makes it easy to divide it horizontally into 3 equal parts at the 1" and 2" mark

Again, you use a light, medium and dark shades, not necessarily of the same color.   Careful color combinations and triangle placement create the optical illusion.

Doncha just love it?   :-)

You are going deeper and deeper into that rabbit hole for sure. Are you going to make  all three and combine them in one quilt?

Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Ami_Quilts (sewingupasto) said:

Are you going to make  all three and combine them in one quilt?

I'm angling towards that thought.  It could be interesting, along with some solid Cubes .. just regular, standard Tumbling Blocks.  At this point, I'm not at all certain about a specific layout

In reply toRe: msg 123
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


So, I assembled the collection of Hollow Cube hexagons  just to see what they'd look like all together.  This certainly isn't the way they are going to be sewn together.  I think it's looking interesting!  Even the hexagon where I didn't choose wisely with respect to the medium & dark shades looks decent. :-)


From: latterberry


Wowzers!!  All those cubes are awesome! I love the two that look like a cube within a cube--how did you do that?  And the one that has only 3 fabrics looks great too.  I'm glad you found the rabbit hole--these cubes are amazing.

Shelley your assort ment of cubes looks very cool.


From: bornblesse2


Oh my gosh I saw that right away!  Oh you are so trying to drag more of us down this rabbit hole!

but, I still love your first version.  Or, maybe I just need to see more of these


From: Midkid5


You blocks look really cool.  Thanks for posting the picture with the lines to show how they are constructed.


Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)


Lynne, look up a couple of posts; I described how I did both of the pop-up cube hexagons.