Quilt Blocks in Glass

(Originally published on Sea of Glass blog, August 19, 2011)

You might have noticed my business name subtitle:

And it's true ~ inspiration for bead designs is all around ~ and usually all I need to do is look at creation, but sometimes I still get in a creative slump.  Other ideas for inspiration can be found in the color scheme and patterns that others create...like fabrics designers and quilters...some of them just beg to be interpreted in glass!

My friend Freda makes quilts for her family and has a delightful Blog about quilting.  The above quilt she made for one of her 5 grandchildren, and each one has his/her own fabulous quilt, made with the love only a grandmother has.
As I studied the beauty of each of these quilts on her blog, I thought about making something special for her, so that she could remember them often.  Why not try doing some quilt block interpretation in glass?

I was ready to take up the challenge!  Beautiful fabric blocks, colors and patterns, reduced to miniature in another medium, glass!  I browsed my work- bench for twisted cane, frit, and single colored rods to begin the project.

The H block quilt represents a child's initial ~ clever!

Check these gorgeous greens and purples!

My interpretation of each grandbaby quilt:

Freda's quilt block bracelet,
which she received on her birthday this month!

What do you think?
Good enough for the Empress of the Universe ?