My daddy is pretty much good at anything he tries. He worked in architecture most of his career, but spent weekends as a wedding photographer for several years. He also spent some time cutting gems. He became president of the local gem cutting society and had a cut published in a magazine after a very short time in this hobby. He built houses, he is a great cartoonist, and........he builds furniture. When my mama started quilting in earnest a short time ago, my daddy watched, knowing that this was right up his alley - only he didn't want to work with cloth. He did design a quilt and choose fabric for HER to make, and it turned out beautiful. But you have to remember that men in his generation just didn't quilt. They built furniture. So that is just what he did. He drew out a quilt design and pieced it with different types of wood. You can see the results above. It's beautiful! It has a clear sealer so that only the natural colors of the woods he used shows.
Quilt designs transcend time, gender, and even materials. You would be surprised how many places you might find inspiration. Floors, windows, even garden layouts.
So, Daddy, even though you didn't use fabric, you did a great job of "piecing". I am envisioning a quilt studio floor.........hmmmm.