Saturday, August 15, 2015

Quilt Shot Block #39~ Paradox

Actually this is not a quilt pattern, but a quilting design.
As mentioned in the previous post about Doodling, I was researching for a quilting design when I discovered that lots of free motion quilters doodle or practice Zentangles.

You will find a couple of You-Tube videos on how to make this Paradox. 
The Zentangle folks call it "Rick's Paradox."

For this 12½ inch block, a water soluble pen was used to mark off  3 inch squares.
Since this was a quilting stitch, a quilting sandwich of batting and backing was made & pinned.
(More about the red things later.)
Used a walking foot.
Squares stitched.



  To make this design, you must go clockwise in each square.
In my mind, I made sure the outside of the box was always to my right.
If you go counter clockwise, another pattern will be formed.

When you need to take a break or have to rethread,
 leave a pin to remind you the direction in which the line is going.

Find out how to turn this block into
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Photoscape for downsizing & watermarking photo



15 comments:

  1. Wow that is truly amazing, never thought a zentangle could actually be quilted! Thanks for sharing on craft schooling Sunday!

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  2. I started to Zentangle because another quilter recommended it to help with free motion quilting - I have drawn lots of Zentangle patterns, including Rick's Paradox, but not translated it into quilting. This is the kick I need to get started - it's great!

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  3. That is gorgeous. I really enjoyed you showing the process.

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  4. That is fantastic. I've bookmarked it - I will need to try this some time!

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  5. This is wonderful, I am not an experienced quilter but your instructions are so clear
    I am going to have a go. Thank you

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  6. how cool is that! thanks for all the info and tips

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  7. oh my gosh, i don't think I could EVER do this and it is so awesome! you explain the paradox stitch so well and it is so lovely!

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  8. That is amazing! Thank you for the tutorial.... I can't wait to try it!

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  9. I just gave this design a try for the first time a few weeks ago, and I am absolutely in love! Your tutorial looks great, and I hope that a lot more people are going to try it out. This style of stitching creates such a dynamic finished product.

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  10. I've been zengtangling for a year and hoped it would have positive affects on my quilting. This is just the inspiration I need! I love drawing Paradox.

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  11. It is wonderful!!! Yes, and it is looking like zentangling patterns - or as a quilt block!

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  12. A most interesting design! I would never have guessed how it was constructed.Visiting from Needle and Thread Thursday.

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  13. So beautiful and unique!! Thanks so much for linking up at the Submarine Sunday Link Party!

    Navy Wifey Peters @ The Submarine Sunday Link Party

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  14. That's amazing, Joy!!! Thanks for the clear instructions.

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