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Quilt Gallery #1

 

CHIP OUT OF EVERY BLOCK

1998

This interesting quilt is made using only squares and half square triangles. Notice the center of each box, it moves in and out!  I used Benartex fabric, from the Impressions and Fossil Fern collection to create this quilt.  

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 TWISTED PATCHWORK

1999

Believe it or not, optical illusions in quilts is not new to this century.  There are many traditional quilt patterns with the illusion of depth, movement or curves.  

The pattern, Twisted Patchwork, is a pattern from the 1880's and has a lovely illusion of circles.   This quilt has no curved piecing, an illusion creates the curves.  This pattern is made with two patchwork blocks and was very fun to make.


 

PERSPECTIVE MAZE

1997 Hoffman Challenge


ATTIC WINDOWS (from a different angle)

1995

Attic windows using a 60 degree angle instead of the traditional 45 degrees. An interesting illusion of depth!

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HARLEQUIN CUBE

1994

This is the first quilt I made using an isometric perspective to create depth. The pattern for this quilt is in my book, Optical Illusions for Quilters published in 1997 by the American Quilter's Society.


TUMBLED STARS

1994

Silver Dollar City Wallhanging Challenge (invitational)


CUBE2

1994

An intriguing quilt that uses isometric perspective to create depth.

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STAIRWAY TO THE STARS

1997

Inspired by the "impossible" figures of Vasarely and Escher, this quilt is a puzzle that baffles and defies reality. I wanted to explore depth with this quilt and also push the limits of the traditional quilt patterns, Baby Blocks and Variable Star.


f you would like Karen to come to your area, please contact her at: karen@karencombs.com .  You can also check her schedule page here. Karen travels all over the United States teaching these unique and wonderful techniques.    For more information on Karen, see her bio page.

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