Thursday, February 14, 2008

Pseudo Tessellation

Place-mat, Table Runner, Table Cloth, Quilt, Wallhanging. Take your pick of what to call this model.

It was meant to be a Table Runner but the effort involved in making and assembling so many small pieces got old when I reached a size that you can stand a vase on. The starter paper varies in size from a small 5-1/2 inch square to a tiny 1 inch by 1-3/4 inch rectangle.

I like the look of the completed model but I am not in a hurry to repeat it. Needless to say, when I do repeat it there will be a few changes resulting from the experience.

Although the model holds together very well the thickness of the paper used for the tabs on the back side resulted in a tendency for the tucked in parts to come loose while working on neighboring pieces. Next time I will use tab paper which is thinner than the rest of the work instead of thicker. The reason for the negative polarity of the paper thickness was that the tab color that I wanted to use only came in the thicker weight. If you look carefully you will see that it is a lighter shade of the copper color used for the main pieces.

The edges need special treatment, especially for this sized piece. Does anyone have any suggestions?

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