And while we're on the subject of patterns, I found this fun pattern quiz in HGTV Magazine's August issue.
(Do you read HGTV Magazine?? I get the digital version for my iPad, and I luh-luh-love it! For anyone considering doing ANY design project, it is a must. It has great decor, color, DIY, and craft ideas. And they always tell you what paint color is used in their featured rooms in case you want to try it out. Two of the colors for my new house come from the HGTV Magazines!)
Ok, so here's the quiz. Look at each picture and see if you know what the pattern is called. If you're not sure, the descriptions below have some really good hints.
No cheating! The answers are below, but don't look until you've finished the quiz!
How did you score? I got 11/15. I was really glad to have read this because I always wondered what that fuzzy damask looking pattern was called. Now I know! Ikat! (Which I DESPISE, by the way.) And did you know that that Moroccan four leafed clover pattern had a name? Quatre-foil (literally "four leaves"). A little more history about it, it's actually a Christian symbol, a variation on the cross. How it got to be a Moroccan thing, I don't know. Maybe during the Crusades?? Anyway, I hope you learned something new today. And I hope next time you're shopping, you blow the people at Pier1 away when you ask if they have anything in a Ogee pattern.