The Insane Red Artichoke

The traditional guild I’m a part of has issued a challenge to create a quilt using the shape formed by two squares superimposed on each other, one rotated 45 degrees. It’s a shape found often in Islamic art and mosaics.

I’m not always very good at completing challenges, but I was trying to draft a completely different block, and as I was drawing guidelines I realized I had drawn the shape in the challenge. So I drew it a few more times. And then made the quilt top once before figuring out a more precise way to piece it, so I made it again.

But eventually I ended up with this, which I’m very happy with!

insane_artichoke_finished_quilt

This quilt is actually paper-pieced and didn’t involve any Y-seams! I’m working on writing up a pattern for this and am hoping to have it available soon.

insane_artichoke_detail copy

Here are a couple shots of the back.

insane_artichoke_finished_back

insane_artichoke_finished_back_detail

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3 Responses to The Insane Red Artichoke

  1. Marybeth Tawfik says:

    Beautiful pattern, beautiful color progression, beautiful quilting!

  2. Frances says:

    This is gorgeous Sylvia!! Cant wait to see it in person!!

  3. Maureen says:

    Wow! This is amazing! All your quilts are outstanding!

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