The Free Motion Quilting Project: Quilts Inspiring Architecture

Thursday, May 19, 2011

Quilts Inspiring Architecture

It's finally a pretty day and I'm spending it outside working on my new patio in the front yard. Here's how it's looking so far:

free motion quilting | Leah DayWorking on the pattern in the stone, I was reminded by a quilt I pieced 3 years ago that I still haven't gotten around to quilting yet:

free motion quilting | Leah DayPulling out this top off the shelf made me remember the fun beach trip we were on when I purchased the fabric and the lazy, summer afternoons I spent cutting and piecing it. I wanted something a little different with this quilt, not the usual grid pattern, but instead a pattern like bricks stacked together.

So I guess that was the perfect inspiration for my patio! Architecture inspiring a quilt and a quilt then inspiring architecture!

Let's go quilt,

Leah Day


  1. We want to put in a new front walkway, and I'm looking at similar stones! :-) But hubby wants bricks or better yet, concrete. Boo.

  2. I never thought for one minute you would have quilt ops not quilted Leah.... Love the paving.. We are having beautiful hot days here in NZ at the moment. We should be having cold , frosty days as we get ready for winter.. But we aren't complaining.. Have a great weekend and enjoy your little man. I have bought an Horizon and just love it also.
    Cheers Rae


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