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Tessellation Quilts

A Tessellation is a shape or combination of interlocking shapes which will indefinitely cover an area without any gaps or overlaps. Tessellating blocks include squares, triangles and hexagons, but the most interesting of the tessellating blocks are those that interlock such as the Snails Trail; a beautiful Tessellation Quilt.

Benefits of a Tessellation Quilt

  • Once you know the secret to interlocking patterns a world of designs will open up.
  • A Tessellation Quilt is an opportunity to explore color and how it can be used effectively in a quilt.

Tools and Supplies for Tessellation Quilts


You'll need the following to create your own Tessellation Quilt design:

  • Graph paper
  • Colored pencils
What I Wish I Knew When I Started making Tessellation Quilts

A TESSELLATION QUILT alone, is intimidating but the concept is easy to understand. In the quilting world, Jinny Beyer offers info about creating your own tessellations. For more information about the genre, check out M.C. Escher's art.

Tessellation Resources