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hexie Forever Project - down the rabbit hole   General Discussion

Started 5/1/20 by Pirate (PIRATE_SR); 9689 views.
5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

5/26/20

Those are very cute and fun to look at!  Thank you for the inspiration and beauty today!

Cris in MT

 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/26/20

Were you reminded of those rubbery Jell-O cubes of your childhood?  wink I was. 

Suze (casuzenn)

From: Suze (casuzenn)

5/26/20

oh wow...those are splendid! Well done...they 'glow'

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/27/20

We're working on it.

Bet she has to try just one. 

latterberry

From: latterberry

5/27/20

Jello cubes?  Never thought of that but you are right!

5dogmom (CRISR5)

From: 5dogmom (CRISR5)

5/27/20

Actually, no.  Maybe because I have a "thing" against Jello.

Cris in MT

 

judyinohio

From: judyinohio

5/27/20

I  never actually ate any Jell-O cubes ... I just was reminded of the look of the things.

Give me a bowl of popcorn any day.  LOL

In reply toRe: msg 20
Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

From: Pirate (PIRATE_SR)

6/1/20

ARE YOU READY???? for the next installment of the Hollow Cube project?

Well, there are all different sorts of Hollow Cube optical illusions.  This one is what I'm calling a Pop-up Cube, for lack of a better name.  If someone knows what the actual name of this block is, please chime in!   Stand back ... doesn't it look like the middle part of this hexagon protrudes from the background?



Again, this is a hexagon.  If you make it the same size as your other Hollow Cube blocks, you can integrate this one with the others.  Whereas the original Hollow Cube was made from (6) pieced triangles and each of those (6) triangles had 3 pieces, *this* hexagon is made from (6) pieced triangles but these triangles are composed of only *2* pieces, making it somewhat easier for construction.

For this hexagon, take the individual triangle and split in two pieces horizontally.  You can make the split any proportion you want.  For this one, I split the triangles in half.  My triangles are 3" tall, so splitting it halfway makes the horizontal cut at 1.5".   If you make your split closer to the tip of the triangle, the pop-up will appear smaller.  If the split is closer to the baseline, the pop-up will appear larger .. in relation to the "background" hexagon.

Again, you are going to be using light, medium, dark shades.  It is the very careful combination of shades and placement of the pieced triangles that yields the pop-up illusion.  In the photo below, I've drawn red lines where the seam lines between the triangles are.  You can clearly see that there are (6) triangles in this hexagon and each triangle is made of 2 pieces ... a small triangle at the tip and a base trapezoid.

Soooooo .. let's see whatcha all do with this one!  :-)

Those are cool too. I have seen some one block wonder quilts that incorporate this cube and the other cube in the pieces to give a really cool look.

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