I was working on the Cement Brick blocks the other day and thought I'd indulge in some design inspiration. I knew the interior of the Parker Hotel (my original inspiration for the brick design) was done by Jonathan Alder so I thought I'd look him up. I got his book 'Happy Colors' from the library and designed about fifty more quilts in my head just flipping thought the pages. His Nixon collection uses the same brick design. It is to die for! Now I am even more excited about building this quilt! Here are a few picture of his Nixon Collection products: Rug, Bedding and pillow.
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Looking at the Alder products brings up some interesting questions about how to build the quilt. If you look at these products, the motif has been done two ways. On the bedding the 'bricks' are separated (like I would with sashing in a quilt) but on the rug and pillow they attach and a cross design forms in the negative spaces. Originally I had planned to be more true to the wall, like the bedding design is, but I love the way the pillow and rug look too. Oh - more design decisions to make. Yay!
 


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