Mosaic Del Sur tiles

3D geometric patterns of hexagonal retro hydraulic tiles (20x23cm) made from pigmented cement by Madrid based Mosaic Del Sur.

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hydraulic tiles by Mosaic Del Sur

Autograph quilt / Adeline Harris Sears

Tumbling blocks Quilt, Adeline Harris Sears

Tumbling blocks patterned Autograph quilt made by Adeline Harris Sears (1839–1931), found at Metropolitan Museum of Art.

 

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Online description of the exhibit: In 1856, seventeen-year-old Adeline Harris, the daughter of a well-to-do Rhode Island mill owner, conceived of a unique quiltmaking project. She sent small diamond-shaped pieces of white silk worldwide to people she esteemed as the most important figures of her day, asking each to sign the silk and return it to her. By the time the signatures were all returned and ready to be stitched into a tumbling-blocks patterned quilt, Adeline had amassed an astonishing collection of autographs. Her quilt features the signatures of eight American presidents; luminaries from the worlds of science, religion, and education; heroes of the Civil War; such authors as Charles Dickens and Ralph Waldo Emerson; and an array of prominent artists.

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Tumbling blocks tiling

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Tumbling blocks floor tiles, a geometric pattern of light, medium and dark colors that has been used in a variety of applications for thousands of years; images by Stijn Bollaert.