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Thread: Places of Inspiration

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    Just head for Lake Vinuela, then you will have a soft landing, not too cold at this time of year!! Got the bed made up already!!

    You just brought back memories of the airport at Cuba...not very pleasant ones for us as we ended up sleeping on the floor lol!!!!

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    Chefchouane is an amazing place Rebecca, the whole town is painted like this every way you turn is a photo opportunity, the weather wasn't too good when we visited, but you can imagine it on a clear sunny day, amazing, here is a couple more for you to see!!
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    The above view was our quilting group grappling to get in the door to the 'local' haberdashery shop, it was about the size of a closet and we couldn't all fit in. I think the shopowner thought he had won the lottery, as we practically cleared him out of embroidery threads. Large cones were only 1.5 euro each!! Not the best quality but still very good value!!

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    That first one reminds me of a quilt done on Simply Quilts... I just saw it the other day... beautiful pictures! Lots of inspiration there!

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    Quote Originally Posted by Izy
    The above view was our quilting group grappling to get in the door to the 'local' haberdashery shop, it was about the size of a closet and we couldn't all fit in. I think the shopowner thought he had won the lottery, as we practically cleared him out of embroidery threads. Large cones were only 1.5 euro each!! Not the best quality but still very good value!!

    You got me thinking of my trip to Istanbul. I remember going to the Covered Bazaar. A very very very old bazaar. It has over 3000 little shops and most of them are like you mentioned... some of the stores were big enough for one person to walk into and then you have to walk backwards to get out!! LOL Ooooh I wanna to back there now!! I feel in love with that place!

    I'm sure the poor store owner was flat out that day when you all went shopping there!!! He was a happy man to see you all I'm sure!

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    Last year while flying to Las Vegas with DH I was looking out the window of the airplane and thought that all of the beautiful colors of the southwest landscape would sure make a gorgeous quilt. I haven't taken those thoughts any futher, but I would love to in the future. :)

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    I loved those pictures. I wonder why they go for the differnt blues, I wonder what promted them to do that. Gosh that would be a very neat landscape quilt. That would truly be a place to visit and see. All the blues and then some of the doors and windows have that scrollie type wrought iron in them. That is such a artsy little town,,,Thanks........

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    Apparently the blue is made from indigo and it varies depending how much they mix, all the painting is done by the ladies who are not allowed to climb ladders as the men may see there ankles (plus they don't wear underwear!!) and if you have hairy legs its supposed to send the men wild - how cultures vary!!! :lol: :lol: On the passages where the floor is painted blue too, it signifies that it is a private alleyway so strangers know not to enter.

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    what is up side down applique?
    I have had a go at some "art quilts". The first was a wall hanging of a lily - inspiration came from birth of first grandcchild called Lily. I also did a seascape - inspired by a wall tile we purchased in Arizona whilst there on holiday from uk. I have also done an Environmental Poster inspired by a "carbon challenge" running here in the uk to get people to think about climate change.
    The day lily quilt will be stunning.
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    am not sure what upside down applique but I have heard of reverse applique is that what you mean?

    How nice to hear from a british quilter, what part of Devon are you from?

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    The lady doing the day lily quilt mention us side down applique - I am familiar with reverse applique.
    I am from Easr Devon - nearest village is Whimple - anout six miles from Exeter - and about 8 miles from sea at Sidmouth - lively countryside all around.

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    Also - forgot to say my sons partner - (mother of Lily) is Spanish from Madrid - they live here in Surrey.

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    I have visited Devon several times years ago, lovely part of England really beautiful, Paignton, Weymouth and the likes, fond memories for me!!


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    Aggi I am totally jealous of your drafting ability--to be able to put your photograph into a drawing and then plan the quilt!!Oh my ! Iguess I will have the courage to try that sometime--although I could ask my husband to do the drafting and then I could do the quilting but I have to wait for the irght photo--I have a couple in mind but they can wait--I am still learning!!!!

    I too would like to see the progress as you go>

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    Aggi, can't wait to see your quilt progress! I love all the pics you guys have been posting. I haven't even thought of the challenge of tackling a landscape quilt yet. I have faaaar to go with regular piecing and trying to learn to applique.

    I get inspiration from everywhere. The best time to organize my thoughts is when I'm taking my daily walks with my dog on our quiet country road. Thats when all the plans just seem to come together!

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    Aggi thank you so much for posting your photo of the lily and the drawing. i am a beginner quilter and wish to be an art quilter but never know where to start. i wish we had classes here like the ones you are going to do as i would love to learn more. It would be so great if you could post step by step what you do so maybe then i can get the courage up to start one myself. I read what i can on the subject but still arent quite sure how to go about all the steps. Nature inspires me and here in Australia we have so many different kinds of flowers that would look lovely in fabric....

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tricky
    Aggi I am totally jealous of your drafting ability--to be able to put your photograph into a drawing and then plan the quilt!!Oh my ! Iguess I will have the courage to try that sometime--although I could ask my husband to do the drafting and then I could do the quilting but I have to wait for the irght photo--I have a couple in mind but they can wait--I am still learning!!!!

    I too would like to see the progress as you go>
    Tricky!!
    I am always up for a challenge!!! This is my first time doing this type of quilting, so in one sense I am a beginner too at landscape and florals. I have also been sketching since I was 12!! I"m now 35 (36 in a couple days). So sketching and such comes natural to me now! :)

    I believe if you want to do something and you put everything you got into it, you will do it too!!! I am teaching this morning (leaving in about 15 minutes) but hope to get back at the flower this afternoon. We are going to have a snow storm here today (possibly up to 30cm) so I'll be housebound today!! Snow Day means Snow Day!! :)

    I registered for a landscape class come June at one of our quilt shops just outside the city. Its a full day class and I can't WAIT!!! Tricky when it comes to quilting/sewing, I'm up to trying ANYTHING!!! NEVER stop learning is my motto!!

    Well I have to get my class lesson plan and other things packed and off to class!! I'lll be back after lunch to check this board again!!

    Cheers!

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    Quote Originally Posted by blahel
    Aggi thank you so much for posting your photo of the lily and the drawing. i am a beginner quilter and wish to be an art quilter but never know where to start. i wish we had classes here like the ones you are going to do as i would love to learn more. It would be so great if you could post step by step what you do so maybe then i can get the courage up to start one myself. I read what i can on the subject but still arent quite sure how to go about all the steps. Nature inspires me and here in Australia we have so many different kinds of flowers that would look lovely in fabric....
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    This flower class is not being offered here in St. John's. I'm doing this course online through Quilt University.com If this is something you want to do DO IT!!!
    I promise to keep adding photos!!!

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    Hi Aggi -I have been looking at the Quilt University site - very interesting. How do the classes work. Do you have to be on line at a certain time or can you set your own agenda?
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    Hi English Rose.

    The classes in the Quilt University are going on all the time. Once you register for a course you can go into your password protected area of your classroom anytime to chat with other students and your instructor on a mesage board similar to this. YOu can also post your project in progress in the gallery and you will have a specific space in the gallery for your work. Depending on the length and type of class, you will probably get a lesson a week that you can print off and work from. The prices of the courses are not too bad. This course cost me I believe $40 USD. So far its been worth every penny!!

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