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« on: May 01, 2012 10:47:55 AM »

I"ve been interested in optical illusion quilts for a while now, and decided to finally make one for a friend's upcoming wedding. Since I'm not sure what his colour scheme is (or if he's even got one) I chose neutral colours for the top. The back, which I'm realizing I didn't take a picture of, is crimson with a faint pattern on it that reflects the shape of the four squares on the top - I figured I'd have some colour on the back. It ended up bigger than I'd intended - about 75" x 75" - but I'm thrilled with how it turned out.

Here's the full top, in all its dizzying wonder:



Here's a closer view of one of the four squares:



And here's an even closer view of the same square:



I got the pattern for the squares from the book "Op-Art Quilt Illusions" by Marilyn Doheny, which was a very useful book that I'm sure I'll use again.
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« Reply #1 on: May 01, 2012 11:28:21 AM »

That is so freakin awesome! You're the best friend ever!
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« Reply #2 on: May 01, 2012 11:49:48 AM »

Fantastic! I love this.
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« Reply #3 on: May 01, 2012 01:23:42 PM »

Um, oh my gosh! I'm totally dizzy now, but I love it!
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« Reply #4 on: May 01, 2012 04:58:01 PM »

That's awesome!  I'll have to check out that book . . .
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« Reply #5 on: May 01, 2012 06:37:46 PM »

Wow, that is fantastic!!!!!!!
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« Reply #6 on: May 02, 2012 08:46:29 AM »

Amazing!
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« Reply #7 on: May 14, 2012 11:00:06 AM »

thats cool!  was it difficult to construct?  I could see how it would be easy to get mixed up while cutting/assembling
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« Reply #8 on: June 10, 2012 10:40:05 AM »

WOW Shocked Shocked Shocked
This is so great. I love optical illusions. It is so great to see one so well done in quilt form.
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Wow.  This quilt is awesome. 
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