As promissed some more mosaic inspiration for us quilters!
BUT…. in this blog post I will only share ONE picture of a floor mosaic. The particular picture has inspired me to play around with EQ7 this evening.
I am not attempting to write a quilt pattern, just inspiring you! I am sure that you can figure out the pattern for this design if you wished to use a different size block.
This is a mosaic from the crypt of one of the churches in Rome. I really couldn’t tell you which one… we have been to see so many! 😉
Don’t you agree this patterns looks very similar to an Irish chain quilt?
Here is the same pattern drawn up in EQ7:
I am calling this design ‘Roman Steps’ because of the steps I had to go down to reach this beautiful mosaic and the diagonal lines created by the squares.
The pattern consist of 2 blocks. Each block is like a nine patch, but can be constructed with rectangles and squares. In the quilt drawings the design still looks like a nine patch, but in the construction drawings (underneath) I have altered it to the use of the rectangles for quick piecing.
If you wanted to, you could even sew a 4,5″ strip WOF to a 2,5″ strip WOF and later subcut to AB units, etc!
BLOCK 1, example of 6 inch block:
BLOCK 2, example of 6 inch block:
Blocks 1 and 2 alternate per row.
Block 2 is turned 90 degrees.
I couldn’t help but play around with the colors of the blocks. As many of you are working on Valentines projects, I put some red hearts in this quilt design.
And a lovely red, blue and white one of course!
I am having lots of fun looking at the ancient mosaic designs from Roman and early Christian times.
I have been working on another quilt design, a paper piecing pattern this time, also based on mosaics. I hope to be able to share with you soon!