Inspired by Vasarely
Optical Illusion Triangles
This will be a fairly simple block to draw in Electric Quilt 8 using EasyDraw. I used a variable point layout as it allows me to have a different Width and Height. I then decided to try the block in a second layout.
Here are my quilts from the video.
My challenge to you this week, is to redraft the block and create a quilt using the block. If you would like to share, feel free to post a picture on the Learning EQ Facebook group.
TKQ Masters Victor Vasarely Inspirations
While creating a new Tech Know Quilter class on drawing Optical Illusion quilts, I discovered Victor Vasarely.
Tech Know Quilters is a paid membership program for those serious about mastery of Electric Quilt 8. You can learn more here and sign up for the wait list for the next open enrollment period.
Victor Vasarely was a French-Hungarian artist credited as the grandfather and leader of the Op Art movement. Utilizing geometric shapes and colorful graphics, the artist created compelling illusions of spatial depth. Vasarely’s method of painting borrowed from a range of influences. Many of his designs struck me as being quilt friendly.
As part of the class, we created three different "Vasarely" inspired quilts. I also challenged the Tech Know Quilter masters group, to create their own design inspired by Vasarely. Here is what they shared with me.
8/8/2020 09:03:12 am
These EQ renderings are beautiful and amazing.
8/8/2020 12:32:49 pm
EQ is a quilt design program. It provides what you would need to cut out your project (fabric yardage, templates, rotary cutting and foundation patterns) -- but it does not provide instructions.
8/8/2020 01:06:40 pm
Wonderful! This group of Masters quilt designers has gone above and beyond!!! WOW! And your video Kari, is so different from the others I've seen. Glad to see the use of other layouts with this weird block. Never - ever - would have thought that a square block would have made triangles!
9/1/2020 06:02:10 pm
My jaw dropped to see this fantastic Victor-inspired designs. These are amazing, and I want to make most of them! For a Central Florida Modern Quilt Guild challenge, I chose Victor's work as inspiration for a quilt I finished a few months ago. I'm getting requests for a pattern! However, though I have EQ8, I didn't use it to design my quilt because I'm not proficient in it. For me, creating was simply piecing, arranging and rearranging on my design wall. I admire those of you who can turn his design ideas into EQ8. They're incredible!
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