Friday, September 20, 2013

Doin' the Charleston

I love history.

I love Charleston.

I love quilting.

Therefore, when in Charleston, I see things a little differently than others might. (Grin)

I had the opportunity recently to spend some time walking about on my own in the historic district of this wonderful city, and I found inspiration for quilting.

This (above) reminded me of some piecing that I have done, but these next photos are of things that really cranked my tractor . . . got me excited about some free motion quilting projects!

I know it's hard to see, but don't you think that this design would look wonderful in an area that could accommodate a circular motif?

How about this in one of those border areas? I think it might be a good alternative to those feathers that I can't seem to get the hang of! (Wink)

I thought these were cool ideas to fit some spaces in an original (read that quirky) way . . . I like doing things a little differently!

Two more ideas for spaces that can handle circles.  

Those three are photos of some ironwork that just inspired me . . . if my machine had been handy, I'd have had the pedal to the metal!

Thanks for joining me for a walkabout in Charleston! 



  1. Thanks Jacque. I've never been to Charleston!

  2. I love it. I have similar pictures from Mexico, where I was inspired by wrought iron doors and windows.

  3. I never thought of looking at iron work to get quilting inspiration. I'll be looking at things a little differently now. Thanks!

  4. It is amazing the quilting designs you can see aroung you!

  5. So many wonderful inspirations! Thanks for sharing!

  6. Gorgeous photos! I always find inspiration when I'm out walking about town. Lovely!

  7. Architecture is my other love.
    Way to go, keeping your eyes open---inspiration is all around. :)

  8. Love the inspirational slant of your post on the lovely city of Charleston. Methinks I've seen some of the places you photographed, but didn't connect with 'quilting' at the time..... but now I see it through your eyes! Thank you for sharing your creative thoughts!

  9. I love Charleston too! It is one of my favorite places to visit, been there twice and would not mind going again. Have you seen the Magnolia Plantation with it's gardens?


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