Quilt Notes: This rather humorous 4-patch version of PUDDING AND PIE is illustrated in Maggie Malone's 500 FULL SIZE PATCHWORK PATTERNS (#29, published in 1985) as well as her 5,500 QUILT BLOCK DESIGNS (#1046). Jinny Beyer's ALBUM has it, but without the dark and light repeat (p.143-8), that is, just the upper right patch alone (as demonstrated in the animation). The patches need to swap light and dark to produce the joins and their creative playfulness. So this is really an entirely new pattern — for another example of Maggie Malone's exceptionally well-integrated geometric variations — see CATCH AS YOU CAN. |
Assembly is so much simpler than it looks, and requires a single repeated triangle (32) and square (112) (as illustrated left). Jinny Beyer uses a 4-X arrangement, however, with fewer pieces to assemble.
For another Escher-like tessellation at this site (alternating the positive and negative of a complex geometric design), compare with ARABIC LATTICE.
Christine Porter's TESSELLATION QUILTS book and Jinny Beyer's DESIGNING TESSELLATIONS provide a fascinating look at lots of illustrations of this type of tiling pattern.
For more "kitchen" quilt block designs, see KITCHEN WOODBOX, TEA LEAF, TUMBLERS, SALAD BOWL, and arguably, FLYING SAUCER.