Arabian geometric patterns and designs have fascinated me ever since we moved to the Middle-East seven years ago. One of the things I love the most about the buildings and designs of this part of the world is the attention to detail. Everything is finished with a pattern, a decorative border or a tiled inlay of some kind.
Whether it is a facade wall, a window, a screen, a floor or a ceiling everything is decorated. Some very ostentatious and other very subtle and low key.
I am working on a quilt pattern inspired by these Islamic/Arab designs. I have studied the different designs and came up with a quilt pattern I like very much. I am now in the 'test the pattern' phase, and this is what I have so far:
It is only one block of many making up the design. It consists of MANY pieces and part of the test is to see if it is feasible and whether I should try to simplify it. Once I am happy with the pattern I will start testing the colour combinations. So far so good...