Tuesday, January 8, 2013

Inspired by architecture


No quilt activity here but I was excited to see Kathie's post today about quilting and applique inspiration she got from architecture on a trip to Boston.  I took this photo of part of a building in the Mt. Vernon section of Baltimore, Maryland.  I saw it in December while volunteering at the Maryland Historical Society and right after seeing some awesome mid-19th century applique quilts.  Wouldn't this be wonderful as part of an applique border?

11 comments:

  1. It would be wonderful! are you going to draft a pattern for us?? just teasing - but I can see what you mean - architecture is often inspiring that way :)

    Every Stitch

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  2. Yes that would make a lovely applique border!

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  3. Very definitely a great design for not only appliqué but quilting as we'll. we should all take the time to look up at old buildings.

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  4. yes, it would. inspiration for quilters is every where.

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  5. If I was more talented, I could see this as a fmq design! Hmmmmm! :o) Thanks for the inspiration!

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  6. Great idea, but beyond my applique ability!

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  7. It sure would be beautiful! Inspiration comes from many places for sure!! Have a great day!

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  8. I enjoyed Kathie's blog about that too. I've got oodles of pix like that, tho' I can't say I've actually rendered any of them. GoTLAM (got to laugh at myself!) That detail would make a really pretty border. Those horns 'a plenty would be an unusual addition. cheers, Claire W.

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  9. It would be a beautiful border, Taryn! Do you have anything in mind for the middle of the quilt? In other words - do you already have plans for it or is it still on the back burner, perculating? (I checked and perculating is the correct spelling. I guess it's just an old word that Google doesn't recognize.)

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  10. I clearly came too late to your blog! How did I miss you? Love your cheddar posts; been shopping for the perfect cheddar quilt to make into a kit for my move. Thanks so much for your comment on my blog.

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  11. Lovely picture - I can almost see it in colour! Thank you for commenting on my blog - it's nice to find someone with an interest in Wales, and reproduction quilts!

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