Monday, November 12, 2007

medieval inspirations

When I decided to start my online shop, I also started creating my own quilt designs. And suddenly I began to see geometric designs and color patterns everywhere!

When I was in Paris last month, enjoying the incredible art and architecture, I found myself repeatedly taking photos of things purely for their color and their geometric formations and dreaming up quilts.

I especially found medieval art and architecture to have especially strong lines and brilliant hues.

I love the lines that make up the ceiling vaulting on this small chapel:

Cluny Museum

And this rosette window! Amazing lines and gorgeous, brilliant colors:

Sainte-Chapelle

The love the simple lines that make up the flat space of this couple:

Cluny Museum

Flat spaces, strong lines, brilliant colors...now, how do I turn these into quilts?

3 comments:

Morrgan said...

I absolutely adore the lines and shapes of medieval architecture too. I'd be very interested to see how these would look at quilts! ;)

heather said...

I would be interested to too, morrgan!! My imagination is rolling...I'm wanting to make a line a quilts inspired by fine art, including one inspired by stained glass windows and cathedral vaulting! I can see colorful stars, and intricate crosshatching lines...got to start sketching!

Lynn said...

I do the same thing. I have many photos of architectural things. Windows, doors, floor tiles, door knockers, signs. There are just not enough hours in a day!

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