Arabesque #3 is complete!

As I quilted Arabesque #3, I found myself thinking that I should call it “Divine Intervention” instead. The piecing certainly required a few prayers, but I have to admit that I had no faith at all when it came time to quilt. This one hung on my design wall for months because I couldn’t bring […]

7th Time is a Charm!

Finally, finally the top for Arabesque #3 is done. The center star required seven tries, cutting out three different stars, cursing, and prayers. It’s still not done well, but I decided that seven was my limit. If it lays flat when it’s quilted, it will be a miracle.

Design Wall Monday – Arabesque #3

  Here’s what the design wall looks like today: Unfortunately, I haven’t made a lot of progress since this morning because it’s one of those days when I am taking out more seams that I put in, but c’est la vie.  I did make one big change over the weekend because my 3 year old […]

Arabesque #3 Design

I have been wrestling with the design for Arabesque #3 for weeks now.  I kept trying to talk myself out of doing it.  The inspiration for the design is from the Alcazar Palace in Seville, Spain (Broug, Eric. Islamic Geometric Design, pg. 27) and it is complicated. It’s a 12-point star inside a hexagon with […]