Wednesday, July 18, 2012

Red & Gray Block

It all started with inspiration from a Brazilian gemstone book -- colors & cuts. 

 Then the idea came to use the "cracked glass" pattern found on the legs of a Chinese desk.

Close-up of the cracked glass pattern.

Then Bob modified it into a square pattern of his own.  The desk cracked glass pattern has 11 pieces; Bob designed it using 13 pieces.

After ordering a variety of reddish & gray fabrics online, the block was finalized using 3 shades of gray & 3 shades of red.

So far, I have 6 blocks complete -- not sure how many more I will make -- it's fiddly & time consuming but what quilt isn't?  Each piece is cut using templates -- trapezoids, one hexagon & 4 triangles -- plus two skinny rectangles with the top cut off at an angle.
 Bob & I love how it's shaping up.  Stay tuned to see the progression.


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  2. Wow, I love it! I'm always intrigued by the "cracked glass" pattern (I didn't know that's what they are called). I also love the colours you've chosen. Can't wait to see more.

  3. Don't know what happened with the first comment. So I will start all over again:
    Great pattern, great fabric. Can't wait to see the end result.

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    1. I don't know what happened to my comment also! But what I said was WOWOW! Now we're talking, here's a block that shows off everything you've got, that innate sense of color and design and block construction. Love that you put everything you've got into this unique design. Fantastic work, Sue!