Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons

The Daily Swatch features a piece of vintage fabric (almost) every day. Themes change periodically — right now we’re in the midst of a series on pattern types. So far we’ve covered block and half-drop, diamonds, and bricks, and ogees. We’d love to see your own fabrics relating to the theme in the True Up and/or Vintage Fabric Flickr pools!

Vintage Feedsack

To wrap up the pattern type series, this week we’ll look at hexagons, then next week, if I can gather up enough of them, further examples of tessellations (defined as shapes that interlock without any gaps or overlapping). Hexagons are one of the three types of regular tessellations. (Note: Spoonflower‘s next contest is tessellations (entry deadline April 13, so study up and experiment!) I love hexagons (prints and quilts both) and was happy to find several vintage examples to show you this week. Above: Vintage feedsack from the collection of Niesz Vintage Fabric (shop | blog) on Flickr.

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