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Sunday, August 9, 2009

Quilt Design's Affect on Industry

I saw the Sebastian rug above (C) when thumbing through the Fall 2009 Crate and Barrel catalog. It caught my eye because it's so quilt-like. The description reads: "Sebastian Rug - A modern quilt at a contemporary art show inspired these graphic gridded squares punctuated with freeform, concentric circles." I've seen this design a lot and am not sure where it originated. Interesting.

4 comments:

Chaya Erez said...

It looks a lot like a Diane Hire's Tiddlywink Quilt (not sure of the quilt's name). I know this because before I started quilting, I wanted to make one and never got around to it...

Rachelly Roggel said...

Wassily Kandinsky, Colour Study: Squares with Concentric Circles
Farbstudie Quadrate, ca.1913

Diane Nunez said...

The rug is designed by quilter Mimi Damrauer, here is a link to her website http://www.mimidesigns.tv/ with her rug! I remember her sister Marcia mentioning it.

Ellen Guerrant said...

Thanks, Diane. I posted the info on quiltart where I'd also asked the question about the origin of the design.
Thanks.