I had purchased a book at our Cobblestone Quilt Guild auction a few years ago - Designing Tessellations, The Secrets of Interlocking Patterns by Jinny Beyer. Tessellations are interlocking designs that repeat across a surface. M.C. Escher is a famous artist that uses this technique.
I had often looked at the book - but had never used it. Three months ago when the challenge was issued I thought, at last an excuse to dig into this book. I read the book, I played with the exercises, and I decided to do fish.
I started drawing fish try to come up with a pattern that would interlock and repeat. I do not know how many fish I have drawn in the past three months - but they are quite a school. The Friday before the challenge was due - I finally had the light bulb moment and designed a fish that worked and that would be easy to sew.
Here is the result:
All the fabric used is my own shibori paint work and the fish are both fused and thread sketched.
I like this pattern and technique and may start a series based this. I am thinking Tardy, Tutor, Class . Cast . . . .