…..is to start a brand new project even when you still have two that need to be finished!!!!! When I told my kids what I was doing, neither one was surprised at all!!
This project got it’s start as a Challenge from my quilt guild, with the challenge be to use this eight pointed star…..
While reading the instructions, I found the following quote….. “The author adapted many designs she observed in the Middle East, especially of Islamic art”. Hmmmmm…..Islamic art……I have seen a bit of that.
So, I turned to photos from our Turkey trip and started looking at photos taken in the Blue Mosque. This one grabbed my attention….
In particular I loved the depth!!
I traced it the outlines onto a piece of clear paper…..
….and then used my poster printing function to blow it up to approximately 36 x 50……
At this point I am still happy with the perspective that you can see. Just hope that I can keep it when I move to fabric!!
After doing some research about Islamic colors, I selected a few photos to use as samples and headed upstairs to pick out some fabrics.
Now, remember that I have several projects already in process, so I boxed up those fabrics ……
…..and started pulling out boxes for this new quilt……
Hmmmmm….maybe some black and white is needed!! Here is the “final” (as if I wont make any other changes) ……
Now I just have to figure out how to incorporate the 8-point star!!!!
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Maybe you could sneak it into the ceiling somewhere–you have a few empty circles in there!
This is going to make such a stunning quilt. I agree with Sylvia about using the 8-pointed star within a circle.
This is a very interesting idea. I will watch with interest and cheer you on!