Posts tagged ‘repeats’

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations

Rainbow spools feedsack, 9″ square piece, from Nauvoo Quilt Co. on Etsy. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Daily Swatch: Pattern Types- Misc. Tessellations – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations – Houndstooth Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations Continued – Houndstooth

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations

This one wins the award for the most awesomely wordy selvedge ever: “Pace Setter Fabrics, Keyed to Today’s Living by Payne, No. 79620 Tangerine, CUBED SQUARES, 47/50″ Approx. 12″ repeat, 100% Flax, Dry Clean, Exclusive Payne & Company Hand Print, Part of Sophisticate Selections.” From Etsy seller Humlie Scute, 43 1/2″ x 25″, $42. Related [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Misc. Tessellations

A tessellation (or tiling) is a repeating shape or collection of shapes that fit together with no gaps or overlapping. I’ve been trying to read about and understand the different types of tessellations and what does and does not qualify, but it’s making my brain hurt, so suffice it to say for our purposes here [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons

A tiny swatch from the collections of candyconnection22 on Flickr. Don’t click on the image unless you want to read a story that will make you faint with jealousy! Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Hexagons Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Hexagons

Not a hexagon, you say? Well, step back from the computer a bit, or blur your eyes — hexagons are all I see. This underscores the importance of negative space. I think the effect is cool in this case, but in designing repeats (and anything else for that matter) you really have to pay attention [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons

An awesomely loud hexagon cheater print from the enviable collection of kimmymade (shop | blog) on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — Hexagons Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons The Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Tossed Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons

Little star-shaped flowers form the hexagon grid in this feedsack from the collection of cluttershop on Flickr. Here is Ms. Cluttershop’s interview, in case you missed it. Hmmm … about time to do another vintage fabric collector series, what do you say? Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Hexagons Daily Swatch: Pattern Types — [...]

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 [...]

Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Ogee

A beautiful little ogee print, pre-1950s, from the collection of RubyLemons on Flickr. Related posts: Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Ogee Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Ogee Daily Swatch: Pattern Types – Ogee Daily Swatch: Ogee Week Daily Swatch: Medallions