BTG29 Optical Illusion Tumbling Blocks and Stars
79 x 97 inches
Sanford, ME

An optical illusion quilt changes how it looks according to the way it is displayed. In this picture we see the star configuration. If you turn this quilt in the other direction, it becomes tumbling blocks. The hexagon star block measures 13-1/4 x 9-3/4. The side of each diamond is apx 3 inches. The green triangles that join these blocks have 6 inch sides. When you stand back and look at the quilt, you can see that the green triangles also form stars.

There is a 3 inch border on this quilt which is comprised of a 1-1/2 inch white strip, a 1-1/4 inch green strip and finished with a 3/8 inch turned over white binding finished by hand. Entirely pieced and quilted by hand and seemingly made for one of today's size beds. This is from Sanford, ME, yet finding a quilt from New England with a turned over binding is very unusual. New Englanders usually sew separate applied bindings onto quilts. This textile appears to be unused. Because of the size, and because it can be turned in either direction, this quilt will fit a single, double or queen (with a thick mattress) size bed. It is professionally hand washed by Betsey and ready for your home.