Q: What is a tessellation?
A: A tessellation is created when a shape is repeated over and over again covering a plane without any gaps or overlaps.
Probably the most famous artist that employed this method was M.C. Escher. Here are a couple of his images--the 2nd and 3rd ones are definite examples, by definition.
I liked this quote from Escher:
"At moments of great enthusiasm it seems to me that no one in the world has ever made something this beautiful and important". M.C. Escher
Below is the quilt I wanted to recreate--in blacks and whites. I found this picture in a children's art book, "Making Amazing Art: 40 Activities Using the 7 Elements of Art Design", by Sandi Henry.
I have been working on my quilt for a bit already. It will take awhile as there are 392 pieces to cut out for my quilt. I don't have even those all cut yet, but I have enough to get started. Here is where I'm at for now.
Hopefully in the long run it won't make our eyes go absolutely buggy. I'm pretty excited about it right now.