This pattern was inspired by abstract painter Max Bill’s “Six Penetrating Colors” (1966-67), which I found in a book I picked up from the Brown Elephant. Resisting the improvisational impulse other abstractionists like Kandinsky called for, Bill sought a mathematical approach to art based in rhythms, formulae, and variations. Beyond the inspiration for the diamond block, I improvised the remainder of the quilt. The cotton-print fabric selections and diamond pattern evoke traditional quilting aesthetics, offset by a tilt that is distinctly contemporary. A bricolage of both old and new, this quilt queers the history of quilting with a postmodern design that fits just as comfortably in a cottage or a loft.
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Finished Size: 65″ by 85″