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Popular Pattern Types: Checker Patterns

You can create a wide variety of checker patterns from motifs that feature contrasting regions of color. The suitable symmetries are the Quarter-turns & mirrors , Double mirror , Pinwheel , Double glide , and others.
Symmetries that generate checker patterns
Sample checker pattern
The Quarter-turns & mirrors symmetry generates checker patterns from diagonal stripes even without blending.