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Quadra, July 2015

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I love the geometry of a quilt block. As a graphic designer, I look at two-dimensional things all day. I think that's why I enjoy quilting so much. What inspired me to make the Quadra Quilt pattern was the way the fabric and color came together to create an illusion of depth — making a flat surface appear dimensional. The Quadra Quilt turned into a fun experiment for me on how to make something as easy as a half square triangle come to form something unique.

I have worked as a graphic designer for over 20 years. I have spent the last 10 years working on pattern design. I've contributed designs to several fabric lines for BasicGrey. I am currently creative director for Missouri Star Quilt Company and help produce and publish their magazine, Block. I started quilting a little over two years ago and was immediately hooked. I love to work with my hands and create tactile designs I can wrap myself up in after they are finished. I've fallen head over heals for all things quilting and am excited to continue on this journey.

Copyright © 2015 by Christine Ricks. Used with permission by the Modern Quilt Guild. All rights reserved. This pattern or any portion thereof may not be reproduced, sold, commercialized or distributed in any manner whatsoever without the express written permission of Christine Ricks.