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Collection: childrens' toys
I live in Michigan's Upper Peninsula with my hubby and four kids. YES - feel free to sell items made with my fabric, wallpaper, and giftwrap!
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made by scanning in my kids' pattern blocks. Blocks are actual size! I've made another pattern block design
I've made another pattern block design here with blue, white and green blocks making stars and crosses.
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thank you, Carol! I keep meaning to do some more pattern-block designs someday - they're so much fun to make, but getting them into a real repeat without squashed blocks is harder than I imagined it to be!
Posted about 1 year ago.
Such a clever idea! The orange and yellow combo is so cheerful and energizing! :)
thank you Su and Meredith! I had fun making the photo, lining the blocks up with the printed fabric and seeing that they fit perfectly (both color and size) was such a thrill! ;o)
Posted about 4 years ago.
Wonderful design! It has a really lively feel. Loved seeing the process explanation in the photo too - really neat!
thank you Joan and Jay! <p>oh, Penrose tiles, yes! I would love to make something with those! Just had to go look and see if someone had done it - a guy named Steven made a 2.5 yard non-repeating design-that-looks-like-a-repeat <a href="http://www.spoonflower.com/fabric/1107838">here</a> - very cool! I wonder if it would be possible to make a 42" wide design repeat lengthwise? I might have to buy a set and try it!! ;o)
Posted over 4 years ago.
At first glance, these looked like Penrose tiles and I was thinking, "How did she make that work in repeat?" This is really pleasing (and not impossible, which I like!)
Posted almost 5 years ago.
wow, thank you, Andy!
ooh, thanks Allida! I found the book through the inter-library loan - can't wait to check it out! I bet it will be packed full of good stuff for ANY fabric designer to put to use!
Those blocks are fun! Years ago when I first got into patterns, I used a book called "A Handbook of Regular Pattern," by Peter S. Stevens (published by MIT Press: http://mitpress.mit.edu/catalog/author/default.asp?aid=4116 ). It goes through all kinds of symmetry like math, but with interesting philosophical and aesthetic commentary. I love it so much, and I totally recommend it :)
It will help you devise new schemes with your pattern blocks!
haha, Samantha! The blocks are just as much fun now, if not more so! My kids laugh at me because I got one set of the blocks "for them" and then had to get another because of the complex patterns I wanted to make, and still two sets were not enough!
Victoria - sounds intriguing! do you mean a design that 'comes apart' at the edges into just the block shapes, or one that shows them 3-D, or both? Either would be a fun challenge.... but one which I might have to put on hold till homeschool is out for the year... thanks for the thoughts!
I would love to see a design based around that image you have uploaded, so fabric showing blocks together and not together so you can really see is from the wooden blocks. Things like that I love for childrens clothing - my two year old and her friends love talking about each others clothes "Olive, me got tram jumper on today" etc - plain just doesn't seem to cut it anymore so I love making tops to counter Dora, Wiggles etc.
Oh my god, I had totally forgotten about these blocks, and they were my favourite toy in kindergarden.. ahaha <3 What a great idea
ha ha, pond_ripple! Looking at your fabric designs (especially the dragon skin and the red fox stripes), I'd guess you learned what you were supposed to learn even if you can't spell it out!
Posted over 5 years ago.
What a marvelous mind you have! I remember all the fun we used to have in math class playing with these. I can't remember what we were supposed to be learning. . .
they ARE addictive! I love them. I wish I had time to make a whole set of fabrics from them. Not just for the fabric but also to "keep" all the cool patterns my kids and I came up with! (we took photos of a lot of them, and even scanned several patterns, just to remember...)
Posted almost 6 years ago.
If I ever find our pattern blocks I might try this. I used to get so distracted playing with the darn things.
fabric shown here together with the pattern blocks it was made from.
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daffodil pattern blocks :
Posted over 6 years ago.
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