I have always taken photos of structures, patterns or anything interesting that catches my eye without knowing what to do with these images, I just found them interesting. Since I'm quilting these photos got a whole new meaning: inspiration for quilt designs!
So far I have not put these images into quilt designs though, there were other ideas that need to be turned into quilts.
Insofar I found the January Mighty Lucky Quilting Club Challenge especially helpful since I was now turning these images into an actual quilt design!
There were several topics we were ask to photographs of first. This is what I've found:
Topic: Graphic Design
I've been to Munich in January to attend a huge building and construction trade fair. I really liked their logo on the facade panels!
This is a painted sign for the delivery entry of a shop on my way to work. Nice flying geese!
Topic: plants, leaves and such
It's a bit challenging to find plants in winter but this ivy is on my way to work, and I've never really noticed it. There is so much interesting detail in these little buds!
Topic: Architectural Detail
As an architect I could fill a whole blog post about that topic but I won't bore you. I picked two images:
Top: This is the 'Excenter House', a landmark in my home town. It's build on an old bunker from WW2, has 3 x 5 stories turned at different angles. The facade is most interesting where tinted windows create a very interesting facade.
Bottom: Stairs at a sub way station between escalators. I liked the ceiling design!
(Don't ask me what that lift is doing there half way down the stairs...)
Well, this is not really a fence, rather a facade but I still liked all the different angles it created. It's a cage for a little skater park on top of a clothing shop. Pretty cool.
Topic: Bridge/ Supports of bridges
There are probably prettier bridges than this one but the photo still created an interesting play with colours and angles.
Bohooo! Couldn't find anything appealing.
But I found other interesting patterns like this old tiled floor. (My shoe is in there for scale.)
You could just 'copy and paste' this into a quilt!
Or these illuminated 'train tracks' at the HQ of our public transport service.
Topic: shadows from angular structure
This is our back garden, the photo is taken out of our kitchen window.
And that's the image I was stuck with.
I sketched a few designs and and came up with this block:
It was nice to sketch again and get my Copics marker out. They still work!
I played around with layouts and since I don't have any fancy quilt design computer programs hand sketches have to do.
And this is my 'Mini Quilt Design':
I stuck to the colour scheme of the original photo and threw in a little bit of pink and I like it!
I loved this exercise and will definitely consider making this quilt!
And, hmmmmm, a quilt design computer program is now on my wish list.
Thanks, Amy of DuringQuietTimes, for this great challenge!