The last few weeks, I have been neglecting my sewing machine. I had to leave it home so I could go explore France and Germany with my family. I know, it was a sacrifice.
But do not worry, even when I am away from my sewing machine, I feel like I am constantly thinking about quilts. I keep looking at things and thinking about how it's patterns would make a great quilt.
For example, I looked at this and thought, "How hard would it be to make HST into a curved piece like this?"
Just about everywhere we went, I found something that I thought would make a great quilt.
A metal man hole cover. Think of the flying geese!
Designs in the windows at a Monastery. So many ideas!
A wooden ceiling in the monastery. Loves the curves and stripes.
This is a floor grate at the entrance of a church. Love the way the light interacts with it.
A glass partition at the entrance of a Cathedral. Love the design! Closest thing to a quilt I saw the whole trip.
This is stained glass window in a cathedral. My daughter took the picture, so it is blurry. But I love the colors and the pixilation.
The ceiling of a monument about the defeat of Napoleon. The curves and the horse riders. Think of the fussy cutting!
Of course I tried to find quilt shops, but we mostly stuck to the smaller towns and the countryside. Most of the quilt shops were in the bigger cities. That is something I will keep in mind for my next vacation!
I hope you can find inspiration in the world around you.
Have fun quilting!