January 11, 2018

Ribbon Star quilt block

The Ribbon Star is another quilt block that is sort of an optical illusion. The "ribbon" folds around the star, and you see the "right side" of the fabric and the "underside" of the fabric. This effect is created by using different values of the same colour family.

Ribbon Star quilt block image © Wendy Russell
Ribbon Star quilt block
You might also be interested in these other examples of what I would call "optical illusion" quilt blocks.

The two sample quilts shown below are both created with the blocks set on point, but are, as you can see, very different. Isn't it interesting how a few subtle changes of colour placement make such a change?

Quilts designed using the RIBBON STAR quilt block - images © Wendy Russell
Quilts designed using the RIBBON STAR quilt block

All images © W. Russell, patchworksquare.com

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