Saturday, September 20, 2014

Patterns, Patterns Everywhere!

My husband and I are vacationing in England right now and being from California where building designs are mostly pretty spare and anything over 100 years old is really OLD  the architecture around London is really a feast for the eyes.  Everywhere I look there is inspiration for designing!  Here's a sampling from today's walk.
Tile floor in the entrance of the Royal College of Music.  Wouldn't that make a nice center for a medallion quilt!
A Gable of the Geographical Society headquarters.  That could be a wonderful applique pattern?!
I did not get the name of this building but those swags and windows suggest some pretty patterns and those gargoyle thingies with their knotted tails are interesting. 
The ceiling of the inside of the Prince Albert's Memorial.  Oooooh that blue field with gold stars, and the fine curve of red, Wow!
One of the fountains in the sunken garden in Kensington Gardens.  A block design (with some simplification) perhaps?!
Here's the long view of the sunken garden.  When viewed from above it could be seen as the layout for an entire quilt! 
And in the flowers and foliage there's plenty of inspiration for color schemes galore!
I feel so fortunate to be able to travel and see these sites and London is such a diverse city we've been meeting people from all over the world and of course the 'natives' are very friendly and hospitable and they speak English so getting around is lots of fun!  
cheers, CW


  1. Hope you have a great trip, Claire. Keep those pictures coming!!

  2. I hope you have a wonderful time on you vacation! I really love the flower pattern in your first photo. That would make a pretty applique.

  3. Fantastic Claire! I'll make it there one of these days.