Thursday, July 6, 2017

A Lot of Error!

I'm trying to turn Anne Bruvold's  flowery triangle into a magic square. There are a lot of scraps and a lot of 'Duh, of course that won't work' moments, but I am making progress. I scribbled the diagram down years ago. Anne didn't provide a pattern but gave permission for her motif to be copied.

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  1. Not sure how you figure these out. Maybe draw the pattern, then draw a line over it to see if you can do it continuously? I like what you have in the photo so far. Such pretty colors. The darker green especially sets off the others.

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  2. This triangle is quite versatile & I remember some experiments on Craftree using it as a motif. I only made the hexagonal coaster.
    It will be so interesting to see you figure out a continuous path !

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  3. Love the colours. Fiddly!

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  4. Since Anne's triangle is equilateral, it will combine to form a hexagon instead of a square. You could definitely make one hexagon out of it, but I'm unaware of a path for a magic hexagon. (I've tried to find infinite paths with equilateral triangles and hexagons, but no luck. They all seem to reach a dead end after hexagon #3.)

    For a magic square, I've found it best to begin designing with a square. Starting with a triangle would be hard because the squares are built from isosceles right triangles, and I'm not sure how to go about finding or designing one of those.

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    1. Aha. Goes to show, I haven't 'got it' after all!!

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    2. Jane, keep going with your triangle idea. You never know where it will take you and you might discover something new!

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    3. Yeah, it may finish up as something that's not technically a magic square but interesting anyway.

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  5. I am sure you will get it!!! :)
    Pretty colors so far!!

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  6. Oh, my! That is quite an undertaking! I love the colors you're using.

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  7. If you add two more rings to the center you can convert the triangle into a square, but I don't know if the result will be what you are looking for.

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  8. My goodness you are tenacious in your tatting and trying new patterns. Lovely threads all in a knotted pile...lol

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  9. I am sure you will work it out, looks good so far

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  10. So pretty and I love the idea. I'd try eliminating the inner trefoil, to square with 4 flowers. But I can't wait to see your next post.

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    1. Good idea, thanks for the suggestion!

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  11. I can't wait to see this worked out!

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