Valerie Russell

Brown & Blue Swirl

By Frank Howard and Jesus Ramirez



When the class first began to work on the quilt and tile project I thought it was going to be a drag. I didn't know what to do. Then I got an idea! Why not do somethig related to Greek Mythology? So we began to think of different gods and their powers. I wanted to use Poseidon and Jesus wanted to use Demeter, godess of the Earth. That way we could use the four corners to represent grass and fertility and the different browns to represent dirt from which we came. Yet, as we did that I told Jesus that we should incorporate blue for water or the ocean, because of Poseidon's domain. Though the design was just something spontaneous it depicts the way we feel. The shapes we used are squares that are 3x3, 2x2, and 1x1, similar right triangles, and rectangles. The diamonds are 3x3 also. My group members and I feel this was a great way to end the year. A quilt and tile project was really creative and fun. I liked it better than a party because it was interesting and we had to use what we learned in the geometry unit. We also had to learn how to use a tile cutter. Cutting different angles to create different shapes was fun.