BOM 2019: Galloromanic Mosaic

Size of the quilt: 1 x 1m (40” x 40”)

Chris, a travel quilter, visited the excavations of the Gallo-Roman villa Seviac on a hill near Montreal. She was, like me, excited about the “quiltiness” of the mosaics there, and asked me, if I could implement some of them as a PP template.

The result is a quilt inspired by these motifs, some of them the images true to the original, others rather freely interpreted.

We offer you this quilt as a BOM over 12 months.

Who says a BOM always has to start on the first of January? :-)

click here for the april block

click here for the april block

click here for the may block

click here for the may block

Fabric requirement

This is the amount of fabric I used for this quilt top. Maybe you will need more or less, just an proposal. The amount is in meters:

  • black (Makower Spraytime black grey): 1,80m
  • creme (Makower Spraytime beige): 1,20m
  • light brown (Makower Spraytime cookie dough): 0,80m
  • dark brown (Makower Spraytime cocoa brown): 0,30m
  • light blue (Makower Spraytime blue shadow): 0,80m
  • yellow (Makower Spaytime sunset): 0,50m
  • red (MakowerSpraytime crimson): 0,50m

I used Spraytime from Makower. Of course you can use every other fabric but because it should be an antic mosaic, I recommend colors of nature, especially of stones. Maybe white or black marble, precious stones or semi-precious stone colors.. I’m looking forward to your colors!

This is of course only a rough guide, like colors and patterns that you like. Instead of ocher yellow

 
and reddish brown
 
you can also take pink
 
and violet
 
. Instead of light brown
 
and dark brown
 
you can also use light gray
 
and dark gray
 
. Instead of light blue
 
also light green
 
would be fitting, or or or …

A little warning

This pattern consists of small and sharp pointed parts. You should have some experience in paper piecing. And I have to tell that in August, you should sew the same block 8 times and a similar block 4 times to get a border. If you don’t want to, you are welcome to take part anyways. In the first 4 months you will get a nice block of 38 x 38 cm (15” x 15”) which you can use for several other projects.

Here are a few inspirations, photographed by Chris: