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Thread: designs on I-5 wall near Takoma WA

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    designs on I-5 wall near Takoma WA

    I've been meaning to take a pix of the designs on the retaining walls for several years. Easter Sunday I had my camera and I got a few quick shots as we were driving by.

    Whether they will ever be made into a quilt, I don't know. More likely they will join others in a file of patterns of tiles and carvings.

    I thought you might like to see them
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    Thanks for the pics. I believe Mesa or Phoenix had something like this also.

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    Wow, that is pretty and would make a fabulous quilt pattern. I say get the graphing paper out and go for it!

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    Those are really cool.

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    Almost looks like drunkard's paths blocks.

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    I like it, but I want to rearrange the tiles. Like one of those games I used to play as a kid.
    Jenny in DC

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    I agree -- it's fun to re-arrange things. The interesting thing about these squares is that it is sort of a drunkards path but off center and the corners are "stripes" that are straight lines.

    Quote Originally Posted by Writergrrl View Post
    I like it, but I want to rearrange the tiles. Like one of those games I used to play as a kid.

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    I wonder how much federal government pays people to do this when us quilters do this everyday free ....
    Make it a scrappy happy day!

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    The elevators on the cruise ship I was just on had beautiful tile floors. I took pictures of several of them so I could make quilt blocks some day. They were beautiful, but my kids said "what is that a picture of"? They thought I was a little crazy. If I ever figure out how to post pictures, with a little help from my children, I will post the pictures.
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    Where is Takoma? Or is it Tacoma? Saw some walls along those lines in the Greater Seattle area last year, your right it would make a great quilt.

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    cool! love those...thanks for posting!

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    that is so cool.

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    design on Guatemala sidewalk

    I love the way you think! I got this picture recently on a mission trip to Guatemala. I'd love to make it into a quilt also. We quilters must have a one-track mind!
    Ruth

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    This could be a variation on Drunkard's Path with a little adjustment to the 1/4 circle shape. Very pleasing and the blocks could be offset by half. Thanks for sharing.

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    Tacoma is just south of Seattle. The wall is north of the SeaTac airport exits. Except for a few small areas, I haven't seen much of WA state. Next year I hope to go to the mountains.
    Mim

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