Thursday, August 1, 2013
My new travel project
My new travel English Paper Piecing project is a penrose tiling. It is made up of 72 and 36 degree diamonds. Penrose tiles have been around for a long time - it's a mathematical formula that was first understood by ancient Islamic mathematicians! It's a type of non-periodic tiling that exhibits a fivefold rotational symmetry. What this means for my quilt is that I have a five pointed star in the middle that will have five more stars tiling around it, and then fifteen stars around those, etc.
I started it in June and have found bits of time here and there (at soccer class above and at the park below) to work on it. The pattern isn't easy to see right now since it's still so small but it should improve as it slowly gets bigger. I'm not sure how big it will be; I'm debating between a lap quilt and a wall hanging.