Medium Hexagon Tumbling Block Box, view 2
The medium hexagon box Tumbling Block is based on the “Tumbling Block” quilt pattern. It measures 7 ¼” X 8 3/8” and 2 3/8” high. Inside measurements are 6 ¼” X 7” X 1 ½”. There are 198 pieces on the overlay. The pieces are cut and glued in place, one piece at a time. The pattern covers the top and extends over the edge uninterrupted, to the bottom. The box is finished in its natural color with 5 or 6 coats of a clear wiping varnish, rubbed in by hand. The pieces are a bit over 3/16" thick, glued onto a Baltic Birch base.
This box is made from Hackberry, Oak, and Walnut, all native to Missouri. I lined the box with black velveteen.
The pattern has the illusion of a lot of blocks but there are as many stars as there are blocks. The design forces you to see the blocks. On each diamond, if you go to the side you are in the middle of a block. At each point you are in the middle of a star that has 6 points.
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