The other day I met some friends for lunch. On my way back to where I’d parked the car, I saw a quilt. Well, it’s not a quilt yet. But it might be.
A building along the street had painted, rustic wooden siding. Surprisingly, each of the basement windows was covered with a fancy iron grate. I snapped a picture with my phone, and I’ve spent some enjoyable moments thinking about what I might do with the motif. Applique? The center medallion, or the whole thing? Square, or rectangular? Blow it up huge, or make repeat blocks? What about the background? What about colors? Two, or more? I wonder if I can adapt the center medallion and make a continuous-line quilting pattern (look, it already has a pumpkin seed border).
Are you thinking about a quilt now, too? I’d love to hear about it…Jan Magee, The Quilt Life