Optical Illusion

I’ve experienced this illusion before, but it still boggles my mind a bit.

Can anyone explain to me why it is that after taking the equivalent of nearly 4 yards of fabric out of the plastic container, it doesn’t look any different than it did when I started?

I just visited that link above, and it turns out that the last time I posted about a scrap bin not looking different, it was this same 1.5 inch strip bin.

And guess what?

It DOES look different now.  Back then it was overflowing.  Now, at least, it is all pushed down in the container itself.

Hmm.  Maybe the word PUSHED is the key.  I did smoosh a bit before I took the picture.

(The pile is going to turn into a Chinese Coins quilt, probably for a QOV for Alycia’s goal.  I needed some really mindless sewing and this did the trick.  It had been far too long since the Bernina had even been turned on.  Now, though, I have to take it all downtown to press, because I still haven’t gotten a new iron/ironing board for home.  Not that I’ve needed it…)

Off to the shop.  Have a great day!