My second entry for the Blogger’s Quilt Festival is my Moorish Pyramids quilt.
This quilt was inspired by the walls in this photo of the Moor’s Castle in Sintra, Lisbon, Portugal. The pyramid shapes, and how the sunlight exposure and shadows fall is so intriguing. I translated these elements into the quilt.
The selected a variety of fabrics from Katarina Roccella’s Indelible. I love the grey, navy, mustard and teal combination – my favorite at the moment. When contemplating the binding, the contrast of the bright pink spoke to me. Surprisingly, as I am not a pink person, it’s one of my favorite things about this quilt.
The back I pulled in some of the design elements from the front but changed the pyramid shapes into arrows. You can also see the quilting a little clearer on the right. I used straight line quilting mostly, but on rows 2, 3, 6 I wanted to highlight the pyramid shapes a little more. I followed the point of one of the pyramids in these rows, and this gave that cool triangular quilting pattern you see.
Name: Moorish Pyramids
Design: Designed by me
Fabric: Indelible, Katrina Roccella, Art Gallery Fabrics
Dimensions: 60″ x 60″
Quilted: Using walking foot and with various grey Aurifil 50wt threads; Straight line quilting.