I know every quilt I am currently working on is my favorite quilt ever. But this one really might be. There is something jewel like in the feel of this project. The pieces resemble facets of gem stones to my eye. Smokey quartz and sapphires.
The design is so deceptively simple. It looks so complex, until you break the design down into the two very easy blocks that make up the quilt top. The magic comes from not just the combination of two blocks, but the diagonal set. Brilliant.
The two easy blocks are 1) a Pinwheel block, and 2) a Square in a Square block. Tilt them on their sides, lay them out diagonally, you have an extremely interesting design that forms.
Doesn't it appear that the light squares are surrounded by two rounds of trickily pieced triangles?
And then there is the color combination. Dear me, aren't those blues and browns beautiful?
Ok, enough of me singing the praises of this design. You all just need to go buy the pattern, "Message in a Bottle" by Miss Rosie's Quilt Company, and make one of these for yourselves. Imagine it in pinks and browns, or purples and greens, or ....