Last Updated on 02/16/21 by quiltripping
Quilt Inspiration – I commemorated our bucket list trip to Jordan with a quilt inspired by pictures of the blankets the Bedouin use on their camels.
Visiting Jordan and especially the ancient city of Petra was always high on my list of places to visit. I was thrilled when we finally had the chance to take a trip to Jordan and finally see this amazing archeological sight.
To make this quilt, I used 17 different Kaffe Fasset striped fat quarters and arranged them so that each row shared a color or two with the rows on either side of it. The color striations ended up in a ROYGBV order which I always like. To make the diamond pattern, I used half square triangle blocks and set them in a diamond design.
Unfortunately, I forgot to photograph the back of the quilt while I was in Jordan and had to photograph it closer to home. I guess that is another reason to have to go back for another visit to Jordan.
For the back, I took all the small leftover rectangles and made two long strips which I added as stipes down the length of the quilt. This is one of the many techniques I use for making interesting quilt backs.
Once again, the quilt was beautifully quilted by my friend Cindy Carey at North Star Long Arm Quilting.
This quilt was also a finalist in the 2017 Quilt and Sewing Fest of New Jersey.
Thanks for visiting.