Welcome to the House Party Planning Committee! While the warehouse team is working on a special promo on House pieces, and Jess is working on a Happy Hour special, I'm here to get you prepped to party!
First, let's talk about Houses! House pieces look like a triangle sitting on top of a square or rectangle, just like the house shape a child would draw. We're separating them into two categories- tessellating and non-tessellating.
A tessellating shape can line up with no gaps in between. Think about a brick wall or a tiled floor. These are both tessellations, and a tessellation with only one shape is called a regular tessellation. Some of our house shapes will tessellate into this lovely pattern seen here:
House Plus Design Sheet - Free Download
In order to achieve this design, you must use a House with equal sides and floor, like our 2" House found here. These Pieces are Square based.
Some Houses do not have equal measurements, like this the 2-1/8" x 1-1/2" Houses. If a house doesn't have equal measurements of the walls and floor, it won't tessellate without a filler shape. We're calling these non-tessellating houses. Remember it this way: non-tessellating shapes need a guest to go the House party! You'll match the measurement of the sides to your filler shape, NOT the floor; a 2-1/8" x 1-1/2' house will use a 1-1/2" square to tessellate. Remember, your date can't be taller than you! These Pieces are rectangle based. Here's another free design sheet for our non-tessellating shapes:
House Square Design Sheet - Free Download
Some shapes we like to play with just for fun- I like the looks of this third sheet, where the pieces are hexagon-based:
House Hexagon Design Sheet - Free Download
We know that these Houses won't tessellate on their own, so they've each brought a half-diamond to the party!
Here's a sneak peek for you- Jess is creating a Party Pack Bundle for this Friday's Happy Hour special! It's going to be a sample bundle of lots of different shapes and angles to play with! It's a great way to create your own designs and keep the party going!
This is going to be fun! Lots of scraps and charm packs and 2 1/2 inch strips to play with.
I am so happy with what you are doing with your shop. I have been an EPP fan for years but am not gifted when it comes to design. Your expanded EPP pattern offerings and educational blogs are just what I need to stretch my wings! Thank you so much!
I love the house blocks!
I’ve been working with hexies and diamonds. These new patterns should be fun!