Modern Mandala was inspired by the work of George Sciciliano. He and his wife Virginia lectured and taught a workshop at my local guild more than 10 years ago. His perfect log cabin variation blocks ranged in size from 1″ to 4″. I was struck by how repeating one block, made completely of straight lines, could produce overall designs with so much movement. Since then I have designed and made dozens of foundation pieced quilts.