Sunday, January 15, 2012

Project Quilting Challenge 1 Architecture

Here's my entry for Kim's Crafty Apple's Project Quilting's challenge .  The challenge was to create a quilt of any size that uses architectural elements as its inspiration.  The finished quilt is 30 by 40 inches long, and I used Kona solids for my fabric from a swap that I participated in with Annemarie at Gen X Quilters.  I used a simple "stitch in the ditch" quilting for it.  See my last 3 blog entries for more discussion of my creative process. 

Here, courtesy of my friend, Dan Martone, is a few pictures of my inspiration:
They are doors in the French Quarter of New Orleans.  This style of houses, the "Creole Cottage" are scattered liberally throughout the French Quarter, where Dan and his wife, Laura Martone live.  Be sure to visit Laura's personal blog, Laura's Simple Pleasures, or her professional blog, "American Nomad" at Moon travel, where she's currently working to write the next Moon travel guide fro New Orleans (yea!).  Thank you Dan and Laura for these great pictures!

Be sure to also visit the Project Quilting Flickr page to see what amazing quilts others have made as well.


Laura Martone said...

Love the quilt, Becky - and the inspiration! Glad my hubby's pics could help. :-)

The Thompsons said...

It turned out wonderfully! I love the colors you chose - yay for New Orleans!

Marcia - Crafty Sewing and Quilting said...

Cool Door Quilt - Very nice interpretation of all the doors! Love the solid fabric choices.

capitolaquilter said...

great door quilt - I took pictures of similar ones when I visited New Orleans, that place is so inspiring.