Pieced Balls


2005. Hand-pieced. The book Patchwork Puzzle Balls by Jinny Beyer inspired these pieced balls. They're based on various polyhedra -- made from regular polygons. Patterns (called 'nets') for polyhedra can be found at Mathworld ( mathworld.wolfram.com). Stuffing the stitched polyhedra makes them into balls.
Icosahedron. 3-inch diameter.
Made of 20
equilateral triangles.
Dodecahedron. 4-inch diameter.
Made of 12 pentagons.
Truncated Octahedron. 5-inch diameter.
Made of 8 hexagons and 6 squares.

Icosidodecahedron. 5-inch diameter.
Made of 20 triangles and 12 pentagons.
Rhombicuboctahedron. 4-inch diameter.
Made of 18 squares and 8 triangles.
Rhombic triacontahedron. 5-inch diameter.
30 diamonds, Tumbling Blocks pattern.
I used 60 flannel triangles to make this ball for the friend who supplied the fabric. I won't make that mistake again. Flannel is not tightly-woven enough to use for these balls.

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