Gypsum was inspired by the Berber Rugs in Morocco and the gep carvings throughout the architecture in Marrakesh. Geps are the carved plasterwork used for upper wall, ceilings, tops of pillars, arches, or peaks... they can be ribbons framing windows and doors. I first saw geps in the Riad Idra in Marrakesh.
I love the Berber rugs... and what is surprising to me is how few photos I have of them. They are very simple and usually geometric, two color designs. The rug designs mixed with the stenciling at the Peacock Pavilions, I was bound to be inspired to do a black and white color way of Mystic and a quilt.
My room at Peacock Pavilions was even neutral....
Once this quilt was done I decided to quilt the Hand of Fatima mixed with designs reminiscent of the geps.
I love how the quilting turned out....
So does Ollie....
I have to share a few more images from Morocco that inspired the black and white palette in Mystic.
I hope you enjoyed the inspirational journey of Gypsum. The pattern for Gypsum will be available through The Stitchin' Post this month. I will keep you updated.
The winner from the Kantha Stitching blog post is... Solange (you have been emailed).
As with each quilt and project I share of Mystic there will be a bundle of fabric to win. Leave a comment to be entered... I will announce winner on Tuesday.
Hope you have an Awesome weekend....