(Grid = 16 x 16)
(scroll down to tile)
JACK OF SPADES
 
ANTIQUE GEOMETRIC QUILT DESIGNS * JACK OF SPADES
< INDEX | BOOKS or 
 
search engine by freefind advanced   
Quilt Notes: Here is a new design inspired by a painting which dates back to Sonia Delaunay's (1885-1979) work focusing on abstraction and color, and originally titled VALET DE PIQUE in French and dated 1964. See the original drawing, not the card, but one of her studies for the cards, and with her own signature written in, illustrated left. An interesting website on Delaunay's card designs is available at SimultanĂª Playing Cards, with the following comment:
"[Sonia Delaunay] united the rigour of simple geometric forms with an inner life and poetry which emanated from the richness of colour, the musicality of rhythm, the vibrant breath of the execution. She brought order and lyricism together: colour, geometry and rhythm."
For more patchwork blocks at this site inspired by Delaunay's geometric designs and "Orphic" color combinations, see:
FAIR PLAY
ON THE SQUARE
STAR LANE
SUNSHINE AND STAINED GLASS

« Illustration left: JACK OF SPADES
      by Sonia Delaunay (b.1885)

See more on Sonia Delaunay's ABSTRACTION & COLOR —
see also GIRL's JOY for more quilt designs celebrating great women artists.
 
ANTIQUE GEOMETRIC is edited and
maintained by earlywomenmasters.net
a non-profit, educational website