Optical Illusions in Quilts and Legos

Back in August I went to Brickworld, a gathering of Lego enthusiasts who build wonderful creations and share them during Brickworld events. One gal had some optical illusions built from black and white Lego brick that I thought would make cool quilts.

This log cabin one is my favorite.

I’m keeping these in mind, there might be an optical illusion quilt in my future.

There is a free pattern offered through Craftsy, which I’ll keep in mind as my first attempt in piecing an optical illusion quilt. 3D Op Quilt by Pippi22

It is lovely!

Have you ever made an optical illusion quilt? I’d love to hear about it. Do you have patterns to recommend?

New baby quilt under way!

Pieced top complete and now to add appliqué.

Three appliqué monkeys hanging from rings, fused in place. Time for blanket stitching. Oh, and adding the mouths with some thread stitching. Pattern: Grow With Me for Moda.

September Machine Quilting Block Party all quilted.

How did I do on last week’s Tuesday To-Do List?

  1. New baby quilt to make, prep & piecing this week. ✔️ Top pieced. Working on appliqué.
  2. Mark and quilt Leah Day’s Machine Quilting Block Party, block # 9. ✔️
Tuesday To-Do List for this week:
  1. Appliqué monkeys on to baby quilt.
  2. Sandwich baby quilt and begin FMQ.
  3. Select fabric and piece next set of Timeless Tradition BOM.
  4. Select fabrics for Oct Machine Quilt Block Party block.
I’m linking up with Linky Tuesday sponsored by Freemotion by the River and Tuesday To-Do List sponsored by Stitch All the Things.


5 Responses to “Optical Illusions in Quilts and Legos”

  1. Christine Says:

    Wow, those lego block designs are amazing! I have not made an optical illusion quilt, but I have always been intrigued by Geta Grama’s quilts. She has more than a few different patterns in her shop of globe type optical illusions: http://www.getasquiltingstudio.com/quilt-patterns-2 I am not sure of their difficulty, but the pattern images have the techniques used on them (raw edge applique, english paper pieced, etc), so I think that’s helpful!

    The baby quilt is so cute! Great work on the FMQ block!

  2. Patricia Says:

    I love your optical illusion quilt ideas. I’ve never made one or even heard of them until today. They look interesting!

    Loved the picture of your baby quilt and then I saw the appliqued monkeys! Perfect! Your color choices seem so soft yet so bright…..I don’t know how you chose these colors, but they certainly are a gorgeous combination! Congratulations!

    Thank you for sharing!

  3. Julie Says:

    Thanks for showing the optical illusion quilts! And I love your baby quilt! That’s such a cute design – it’s going to be adorable when it’s all done.

  4. Connie Kresin Campbell Says:

    Those lego designs are so neat! I have downloaded that 3D Op Quilt pattern but haven’t made it. Your little monkeys are the cutest!

  5. Jayne Says:

    Oh my gosh! I made a quilt just like the first lego design! It was so much fun and Optical Illusion quilts are amazing! I hope you get a chance to make one for your self!

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