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.
When I came across fabric by Free Spirit Designs that was inspired by traditional Turkish tile design, I knew I found the right medium. To showcase the beautiful fabric, especially the border prints, I designed my own version of a large, square tile, using fabric in place of clay.
Longarm Quilted by Cindy Carey of North Star Quilting.
Photographed in Istanbul. The front of the quilt was photographed outside of the harem building in Topkapi, Palace (thanks to my friend and travel companion Jennifer for suggesting the location set up). The back of the quilt was photographed in Gulhane Park.
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