Roll the Dice by Carla Keahey


Roll the Dice

by Carla Keahey

60” X 80”

This quilt’s creation was an exercise in risk taking. The title reflects not only the risk taken in creating an original design, but it also represents a technique used in creation of the design. Inspired by the traditional Robbing Peter to Pay Paul quilt pattern, I started by dissecting the original block and assigning these partial blocks a number one through six, adding a half-square-
triangle option to create straight lines among the curves. I then rolled dice and started drawing the blocks into a grid as dictated by the dice. In the final construction, I experimented with placement, but the original intent remains. I chose to place one complete Robbing Peter to Pay Paul block, shown in yellow, to pay homage to its inspiration and to demonstrate the whole from which these parts originated.