Wednesday, August 22, 2018

Summer Sampler 2018 :: Pantheon

Another stop on the Summer Sampler Road Trip brings us to my favorite site in all of Rome, the Pantheon. A former Roman temple, the Pantheon is the best-preserved building from ancient Rome, and now serves as a Catholic church. 

One of the most unique features of the Pantheon is its oculus, and it was from the surrounding inset stones that Lee/Freshly Pieced took her inspiration for the Pantheon block.

The thing that intrigues me the most in Lee's design is her clever placement of color. And it really surprised me when I received the pattern to find how the corner angles were constructed with half-square triangles. I really thought I'd be facing y-seams.

Anyway, I really enjoyed making this block and remembering back to our visit to the Pantheon. Here, I'll let my friend Rick tell you more...


  1. great block! love that half square triangle technique! brilliant

  2. Lovely! You've captured the shadow effect perfectly!

  3. I had assumed at a quick glance it was constructed with Y Seams as well.

  4. I'm not a fan of Y seams...but I love how Lee used HST's to accomplish the look of them!