Quilt inspiration on the street

There is a small street that I drive down at least once a month and was amazed that I had never noticed this small bit of tile work…..

NOW, I notice it EVERY TIME that I drive past.

Wouldn’t it be fun to do this in strips with the rounded parts being formed by the angle that the strips are connected to each other. Maybe something like this…

AND, it would be even easier if you appliqued the strips together rather than trying to get an exact angle by piecing!!

AND, if you did the strips in a hombre arrangement, it would be even better!!

TOO many thoughts!!

This looks fun!!

As I was looking for more inspiration to share, I came across another of those anonymous pages of designs that I saved at some point…..they could literally be 30 years old!!!

These were the ones that caught my eye…..

I started with the design on the left and pulled it into Electric Quilt and quickly came up with this pattern…..

I think that we can all agree that it is fairly boring!!!

But, when I alternated the blocks with the second design (and changed the colors a bit) the design turned into an amazing kaleidoscope……

I looks like a complicated design, but I think that it could be broken down into something fairly easy to piece….I will definitely need to think about this one some more!!

Fun Border Inspiration

This is another design from some random page of ideas that I printed off MANY years ago…..

…BUT…..wouldn’t this be a fun border pattern!!

It would be complicated to piece but might look REALLY good as a FMQ design!!! You could probably even use rulers!!

Now that I think about it, you could quilt it first and then paint it.

Something else to add to the list of “Things to try someday!!”