Four Patch Block Twist Tessellation

Using those same half square triangles and squares in a four patch block gives a completely different look. Everywhere I have seen these quilts that are a tessellation that looks like a “twist” and have wondered how it is done. So I played around with half square triangles and squares and this is what happened. There must be many more ways to make these “twists” but this works. This could also be done with a chisel die but it would make an irregular shaped block. Here’s the one I made. The entire quilt is made with a single block. that is rotated to create the tessellation. Wouldn’t this be fun to color so many different ways?

 

 

3 Replies to “Four Patch Block Twist Tessellation”

  1. Wow. I’m always amazed by how a simple placement change can make such dazzling designs. Thanks for sharing your knowledge Marjorie. I learn something with every post.

    1. Hi Deborah, Small changes can make a huge difference. I think that’s why I love playing with Electric Quilt so much. I’m glad you like the ideas.

  2. That is awesome! I am fairly new to quilting and love the look of disappearing blocks and waves, etc. the disappearing hole is one I would love to do.

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