Quilts and Other Stuff from Frances

Tower of Inspiration….

Back in 2007, Michael and I spent 2 months in Oxford England while he was acting as a “Visiting Research Fellow” at Merton College.

We lived in this fun, 3-story house across the street from the College……

While we were there, we would often catch the train into London and spend the day sightseeing.

One of our favorite trips was to visit the Tower of London, and it was there that I once again found a fun quilt inspiration.

In the armory area, there were open stud walls and this particular one sported bricks in between the studs…..

Wouldn’t it be fun to use this idea to make a strip quilt using this inspiration……

I can see using scrap fabrics for the “bricks” and maybe adding a small strip in between to represent the grout, or maybe just butting the fabric bricks up against one another.

You could even sew LONG strips of bricks and just cut them to the size needed.

Now I am thinking that I need to explore this further!!!

That is the problem with posting inspirations…..they often lead to MORE quilts!!!

Does this photo make you think about a quilt??

4 thoughts on “Tower of Inspiration….

  1. It sure does! I think the mortar would be necessary too. Since I’ve become a quilter it’s amazing how many places I see patterns!

    1. I found some marbelized fabrics that I made DECADES ago and I am thinking that it might be fun to make this quilt in the pastel range. VERY much out of my comfort zone!!

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