7/14/14

Ideas for Applique Tuesday

Things are slowly getting back to normal, but not normal enough that I've had time for applique.  I feel bad about that.  But last Thursday I was thinking about it as I took my cousins to visit the Huntington Library and Gardens in San Marino.  I found a lot of quilting and applique ideas there.
First was the mansion which is now an internationally known art museum.  Two of the most famous paintings there are of Pinkie and Blue Boy - and yes they are the originals.  Many fabulous paintings there. Here's another one:

Look at these designs I found!  What a fabulous EPP this would make.

How's this for a border? Part of a mantel for a huge fireplace.


Loved this altar piece in the chapel - so art deco.
 Love this William Morris framed fabric.  I can see making this as an applique piece.

Then on to the Chinese Garden:
 There were wonderful motifs everywhere like this hexagon pattern in a walkway.
Here's a window that would make a great pattern for a silhouette quilt.
 Another pattern in a couryard.
 Here's the five of us resting at the end of the day in one of the mansion's beautiful gardens.  I'm on the right. We were exhausted by 4PM - arrived at 10:30.  But our guardian angel (a tram driver who was assisting some of the guests) met us at the exit and drove us to our cars. What was special was the trams weren't even suppose to run that day because it was the free day of the month. Thank you, Lord, for sending Gabriel!
And here is my niece, Erica who was taking the photo above.
She loved the staircase in the art gallery.

I'm setting a goal to have some applique progress next Tuesday!  Did you get some done?  Leave me a comment and I'll come visit.  Blessings!

6 comments:

Chris Forster said...

I am always seeing quilt design potentials everywhere and have taken lots of photos over the years in hopes of, one day, designing my own quilt. Maybe dreaming is the best part.

BillieBee (billiemick) said...

I haven't been sewing at all. I'll see if I have some applique I'm dreaming about....grin.

Chantal said...

You must have had a very lovely day because it produced a very lovely post. I have enjoyed every single photo. Thanks for sharing and for the inspiration. (no, no sewing here too, sorry)

Clare Moore said...

Great photos. I know what you mean about inspiration being everywhere. No applique done here either.

Deanna said...

Angie, You got some wonderful ideas from one of our favorite places here in So. Cal. Glad you had a wonderful day with family even if it was tiring!
Hugs!

Deanna said...

Angie, You got some wonderful ideas from one of our favorite places here in So. Cal. Glad you had a wonderful day with family even if it was tiring!
Hugs!