“Turkish Delight” – Original Quilt Design

Quilt Inspiration – I love all the beautiful traditional Turkish Iznik tiles that can be seen in the historic sites in Istanbul like the Blue Mosque and Topkai Palace.  I wanted to make a quilt inspired by all those colorful tiles that I admire so much.

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“In Honor of Valor” – Original Flag Inspired Quilt Design

Original Quilt Design –  Inspired by the many memorials in Washington DC, I designed my version of the American stars and stripes, using various red and cream fabrics for the stripes and blue and white star fabric for the stars.

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“I’m Turning Japanese” – Original Japanese Kimono Quilt Design

Original Quilt Design – This design takes it’s inspiration from the many beautiful Kimonos I have seen on my trips to Japan.

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“Aspen Glow” – Original Quilt Design

Quilt Inspiration –  My inspiration for this quilt was the golden color of the aspen leaves in the fall and the white and gray of the aspen tree trunks.

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“In Chihuly’s Garden” – Original Quilt Design

 

Detail view of front

Quilt Inspiration – I took inspiration for this quilt from the brightly colored spiky glass shapes Dale Chihuly uses in many of his installations, like his chandeliers.

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“Quilter on the Orient Express” Original Quilt Design

“Quilter on the Orient Express” – Original Quilt Design
Detail of “Quilter on the Orient Express” Quilt

Quilt Inspiration –  I wanted to commemorate our 30th wedding anniversary trip on the Orient Express from Venice to London with a special quilt. The quilt colors were taken from the colors of the Orient Express train line which are royal blue and gold. I felt that the intricate blue and gold paisley fabric represented well the luxury of the experience. The contrasting brown trim picks upon on all the beautiful detailed wood trim inside the train cars. I chose the envelopes block pattern for all the letters my husband and I used to write during the years we were apart before we were married.

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Rose

“Not Your Grandfather’s Herringbone” – Original Quilt Design

Rainbow herringbone quilt photographed in Notting Hill
Front of “Not Your Grandfather’s Herringbone” quilt

Quilt Inspiration – The herringbone pattern may be a traditional tweed pattern used in country gentlemen’s clothing, but bright colors on a light grey background updates the pattern to a modern look.

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“I Love Paris in the Springtime” – Original Quilt Design

“I Love Paris in the Springtime” Quilt

 

 

 

Quilt Inspiration –Sometimes you come across a bolt of fabric and you just fall in love with it.  That’s how I felt when I saw the print of the Paris skyline with the Eiffel Tower surrounded by spring flowers. I did not know how I would use it in a quilt design when I purchased two yards, but I had to have it. Ultimately, I took inspiration from the stained glass windows of many Gothic churches in Paris, and designed the quilt so that it looked like you were looking out of a window at the Eiffel tower with “stained glass” panels on either side.

Longarm Quilted by Quilts Everlasting.

Photographed in Paris with a view of the real Eiffel Tower.

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Rose