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Sunday, May 21, 2017
The Romans And Quilting
Last week I went to Israel for a week (mostly work, but I got a few hours for myself before my flight was due on the last day). On the way to the airport, I stopped at Caesarea, an ancient Roman city, and did some sight seeing.
While I was there I noticed that a lot of the mosaics they had unearthed resembled well known quilt patterns. Here some examples.
The Double Irish Chain:
And Orange Peel (I liked that one the best):
Now I try to imagine an ancient Roman household with a quilt throw on their bed *grin*